The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the release of the 2021 SSCE results. The NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Dantali Wushishi, disclosed this while addressing ne
He said that out of 1,233,631 candidates who registered, 1,226,631 actually sat for the examination.
According to him, 945,853 candidates obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics, while 1,094,291candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
He said that number of candidates who made five credits and above including English and Mathematics was 878,925 representing 71.64 per cent.
When compared with 2020 SSCE internal figures of 894,101,which was 73.89 per cent, a 2.2 percent decrease was noted.
He further explained that number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics was 1,226,796, representing 94.04 per cent.
Wushishi said that candidates involved in various forms of malpractices in 2021 was 20,003, representing 1.63 per cent, whereas 33,470 representing 2.63 percent cases were recorded in 2020.
He said the reduction in the level of malpractices was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the governing board, management and senior staff of the council.