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71.64% candidates passes English, Maths as NECO rolls out statistics

The National Examination Council on Friday released the results of the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examinations internals.

The Council, through the Registrar, Prof. Dantana Wushishi, said 878,925 candidates, representing 71.64 per cent, made five credits, including Mathematics and English language.

While addressing newsmen at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, Prof. Wushishi said out of the 1,233,631 candidates that registered for the examination, only 1,209,992 sat for it.

He said out of the total 1,233,631 candidates that registered for the examination, 687,389 were male and 576,242 female.

He added that the candidates who made five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, was 878,925, representing 71.64 per cent, when compared to 2020 of 894,101, representing 73.89 per cent, a decrease of 2.25 per cent.

Wushishi also disclosed that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,226,796, representing 91.04 per cent when compared to 2020 June/July SSCE figures of 1,112,041, representing 91.91 per cent.

The Registrar said: “The number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2021 is 20,003, representing 1.63 per cent, whereas 33,470, representing 2.61 per cent cases recorded in 2020.

Wushishi also stated that the registration fee for subsequent examinations will be increased as a result of exchange rate.

He further disclosed that 20 Supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision to aiding and abetting, connivance with candidates to write answers on chalkboard, compromise and extortion.

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