National Examination Council releases 2022 senior secondary school results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the internal diet of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), 727,864 candidates representing 60.74 per cent of a total of 1,198,412 candidates who sat the examination recorded credit pass and above in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Penpushing reports that Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the examination body, Prof Datani Wushishi, made this known on Thursday in Minna, Niger State capital, and advised concerned candidates to check the examination body’s website for the results.

The registrar explained that, a total of 1,209,703 persons with 636,327 male, representing 52.60 per cent and 573,376 female, representing 47.39 per cent, registered for the examination, adding that 22,422 registrants failed to take part in the examinations.

“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the conduct of this year’s Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal has been adjudged by many stakeholders to be hugely successful in recent years. This indeed is a big achievement”, he stated

Penpushing further reports that, the authorities, however, disclosed that a total of 13,594 candidates representing 0.13 per cent of the total number of candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice during the school-based examination.

The registrar said the figure of those involved in examination malpractice in 2021 was 20,003 and that it represented 1.63 per cent of the total number of candidates for the year, noting that the examination body would remain steadfast in its commitment to sanitising the system.

“The Council has a long-standing tradition of zero tolerance for malpractice. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractice incidence in 2022 has dropped, compared to the figure of 2021,” the professor added.

Penpushing also reports that, he said as part of efforts to show stakeholders of its commitment to zero-tolerance for examination malpractice, four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating/whole school cases.”

“Also, twenty-nine (29) supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, Insult, Aiding and Abetting, during the examinations,” the registrar emphasised.

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