The Global News reports that the National Examination Council (NECO) announced on Monday the release of the results for the Senior School Certificate Examinations conducted between November 20 and December 20, 2023.

NECO, making the announcement in Niger State, revealed that a total of 74,950 candidates sat for the exam. Among them, 50,066 candidates, constituting 67.35 percent, achieved five credits, including Mathematics and English Language.

The examination body also disclosed that 8,518 candidates were implicated in malpractice incidents.

NECO Registrar, Dantani Wushishi while giving the summary of the results said, “73, 124 candidates sat for the English language out of which 55, 272 representing 75.59 per cent got credit and above while out of 73,119 candidates that sat for Mathematics 67.814, representing 92. 75 per cent, secured credit and above.

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

“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 per cent.

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

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

The NECO boss appreciated everyone who contributed to the successful conduct of the examination and release of the results.

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