- After some delay, the National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of its 2021 SSCE
- Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the registrar of NECO, announced the release of the results on Friday, October 29, with a breakdown of the performance of the candidates
- The registrar said 20 supervisors were blacklisted for committing various offences during the exams
Minna, Niger state - The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2021 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Providing a breakdown of the results, Wushishi said out of 1,233,631 candidates who registered for the examination, 1,226,796 sat for it.
He said the number of male candidates was 657,389, representing 53.28%, higher than the number of female candidates which was 576,242, representing 46.71%.
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Wushishi revealed that 878, 925 candidates, representing 71.64% had five credits in English Language and Mathematics, with a decrease of 2.25% as compared to the results of 2020.
He said 1,226,796 candidates, representing 94.04% obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics with an increase of 2.13% as compared to 2020 results.
The registrar said the council recorded 20,003 various cases of examination malpractices, representing 1.63% in 2021, which is lower than the 2.61% cases in 2020.
He said one school each in Bauchi, Kaduna and Bayelsa and two in Katsina states were de-recognised for two years for their involvement in mass cheating while 20 supervisors were also also blacklisted for various offences.
The offences include “poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non-candidates to write answers on chalkboard, compromise and extortion.”
“The council has a long-standing tradition for zero tolerance for malpractice. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractice incidence in 2021 dropped compared to 2020."
What caused the late release of results
Meanwhile, the NECO registrar also explained why the 2021 NECO SSCE results were released late.
He said the late release of results this year was due to challenges “as a result of some actions by agencies that have direct bearing on our operations.”
The registrar also announced the release of the BECE results and directed the candidate to visit the council’s website to check their results.
Young student fails NECO exam question after choosing Wizkid as an answer
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a junior secondary school student sitting for the creative and cultural art paper in National Examination Council failed a question because of her love for the popular Nigerian music sensation, Wizkid.
Instead of going for an obvious answer to a question asking who the king of Afrobeat music is, the student went for the raving artiste.
Many Wizkid fans said she chose the obvious answer as others applauded the exams board for setting such a relatable question.