The National Examination Council revealed the results of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, which was held across the country in July, on Friday.
Dantali Wushishi, NECO’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, revealed this to reporters in Minna.
He claimed that 1,226,631 of the 1,233,631 candidates who enrolled actually took the exam.
According to Wushishi, 945,853 applicants received five credits or above in English Language and Mathematics, whereas 1,094,291 candidates received five credits or higher regardless of English Language and Mathematics.
He stated that 878,925 candidates received five credits or above in English and Mathematics, accounting for 71.64 percent of the total.
A 2.2 percent decline was observed as compared to 2020 SSCE internal numbers of 894,101, which was 73.89 percent.
According to Wushishi, the number of candidates implicated in various forms of misconduct in 2021 was 20,003, or 1.63 percent, compared to 33,470, or 2.63 percent, in 2020.
The registrar, who emphasized the council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractices, stated that acceptable standards and excellence were maintained throughout the process, from planning to results release.
He claimed that the lower amount of malpractices was due to the examination being closely monitored by members of the governing board, management, and senior council officials.
Candidates can now see their results on the NECO website, he said.