The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) (internal) with a total of 878,925 candidates with credits and above including Mathematics and English Language.
This represents a 71.64 percent pass rate and when described in relation with the 2020 SSCE figure of 894,101 representing 73.89 percent, there was a decrease of 2.25 percent. Declaring the release of the results, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, said a total of 1,233,631 candidates registered while 1,226,796 aat for the examination.
He said that candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics were 1,226,796 representing 94.04 percent
Also, when compared with the 2020 SSCE figure of 1,112,041 representing 91.91 percent, there was an increase of 2.13 percent However, he noted that a total of 20,003 candidates were involved in various examinations malpractices, representing 1.63 percent compared to 33,470 representing 2.61 percentages recorded in 2020.
He then attributes the delay in the release of the results of both internal and external candidates to challenges fronting the council.