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NECO 2023: 67% score five credits in Maths, English

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The National Examination Council (NECO) announced on Monday that 50,066 candidates, representing 67.35 percent of the total number of candidates that sat for Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) got five credits, including Mathematics and English language.

The Registrar of NECO, Professor Ibrahim Wushishi, disclosed this while releasing the results and launching the Automated Annual Posting Calendar at the Council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger State.

A total of 74,950 candidates, made up of 39,213 males and 35,737 females, sat for the examination, which was held from November 20th to December 20th, 2023.

“73,124 candidates sat for the English language, out of which 55,272 representing 75.59 percent got credit and above, while out of 73,119 candidates that sat for mathematics, 67.814 representing 92.75 . percent secured credit and above.

“Also, 62,530, representing 84.11 percent, got five credits, irrespective of Mathematics and English Language.

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“The number of candidates that got booked for various forms of malpractice is 8,518 as against 11,419 in 2022. This shows a decline in malpractice cases by 25.4 percent.

“Two supervisors, one from Oyo and another from Lagos State, were blacklisted for poor supervision, inability to control the candidates, and aiding and abetting.

“One centre in Borno State was blacklisted for aiding and abetting sharing WhatsApp messages with candidates,” he said.

The NECO Registrar and Chief Executive, Wushishi, who read the details of the results, thanked everyone who contributed to the successful conduct of the examination and the release of the results.

The registrar, who said he would be using one stone to kill two birds, announced the launch of a 3-posting Automated Annual Posting Calendar.

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The e-posting is designed to address the problems of posting the council’s staff for out-of-station assignments.

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