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NECO records low exam malpractices in 2021

By Godfrey AKON

The National Examination Council, NECO, says candidates’ involvement in various forms of examination malpractice decreased to 20,003, representing 1.63 per cent in 2021, as against 33,470 cases recorded in 2020 representing 2.63 per cent.

Registrar of NECO, Prof Dantali Wushishi, disclosed this on Friday in Mina, Niger State, while announcing the release of the results of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, SSSCE, conducted in July.

Wushishi said out of 1,233,631 candidates who registered; 1,226,631 sat for the examination, while 945,853 candidates obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

He further noted that 1,094,291candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

The NECO boss noted that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics was 1,226,796, representing 94.04 per cent, when compared with 2020 SSCE internal figures of 1,112,041 of 91.9 per cent.

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