The results of the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations have been made public by the National Examinations Council (NECO).
NECO Registrar Prof. Dantani Wushishi said the council banned 29 supervisors for their suspected involvement in various malpractice offences when he announced the results on Thursday in Minna, Niger State.
Wushishi further disclosed that compared to previous years, the council saw a decrease in cheating during the internal senior school certificate exams in 2022.
Meanwhile, Wushishi revealed that the council recorded a decline in malpractice in the 2022 internal senior school certificate examinations as against other years.
According to him, the decline in malpractice during the examination was appreciable.
“In the area of malpractices, 13, 595 were caught as against 20, 003 in year 2021, which showed appreciable decline in number of malpractices cases.”
“Twenty nine supervisors were blacklisted for various offended ranging from poor supervision, insult, aiding and abetting during the examinations”.
According to the NECO registrar, 1,209,703 individuals enrolled for the exams, and 1,198,412 of those candidates actually took the test.
Wushishi further stated that the number of candidates who got five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics is 727,864 representing 60.74%.
He also added that the number of candidates with special needs is 1,031 adding that 98 with albinism, 177 with autism, 574 with hearing impairments and 107 are visually impaired.