The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2022 Secondary School Certificate Examination(SSCE).
It also blacklisted 29 supervisors for alleged involvement in various malpractice during the just concluded examinations.
NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi who announced the result on Thursday at the NECO Headquarters in Minna, said that four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating.
He said students who made five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language were 727,894 representing 60.74 percent, which is a decrease of 10.9 percent from 2021 performance.
The Registrar said that 1,209,703 candidates registered for the examination while 1,198,417 sat for the examination.
Wushishi stated that 13,594 which represents 0.13 percent of malpractice cases were recorded, adding that malpractice incidence in 2022 dropped compared to 2021.
The Registrar disclosed that 1,031 candidates with special needs sat for the examination, including 98 with albinism; 177 with autism; 574 with hearing impairment and 107 with visual impairment.
He said the backlog of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) certificates from 2012 to 2021 will soon be ready for distribution to schools, stating the SSCE certificates for 2020 and 2021 will also be ready by the end of October 2022 while the 2022 SSCE Internal certificates would be ready three months after the release of the results.