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NECO releases 2021 results, 23,003 involved in exam malpractice



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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has revealed that 23,003 of the candidates who wrote the examination were involved in examination malpractices.

This was announced by the NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Prof Ibrahim Wushishi, in Minna, Niger state.

Wushishi apologised to Nigerians for the delay in the release of the results.

He revealed that 878,925 candidates made five credits and above including Mathematics and English language.


Prof Wushishi explained that the figure represents 71.61 percent of the candidates.

Meanwhile, 1,226,796 candidates scored five credits irrespective of Mathematics and English language, representing 94.04 per cent.

He said 23,003 candidates were involved in examination malpractices indicating a decrease of more than 13,000 compared to last year.

Prof Wushishi added that five schools, one each in Bauchi, Kaduna, Bayelsa and two in Katsina state have been de-recognised due to examination malpractices.

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