The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the June/July 2020 results. The senior certificate examination was held in 2020.
While briefing newsmen on Wednesday 13th January, 2021 at the boardroom of the organisation in Minna, the capital of Niger State, the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Professor God’swill Obioma announced that 894,101 candidates who took this senior certificate examination made five credits inclusive of English Language and Mathematics which represents 73.89 percent with 23 percent increase difference of the 2019 figures of 829,787.
Speaking further, the Chief Executive added that candidates without credit in English Language and Mathematics stand at 1,112,041, staking 91.91 percent with an upward view of 2.01 percent, compared to last year’s figures of 1,042,989.
According to Prof. Obioma, 33,470 candidates standing for 2.61 percent who participated in the examination were involved in different forms of examination malpractice which took a reduction from the 2019 of 40,630 at 3.53.
The council according to Prof. Obioma has a zero tolerance for examination misconduct, obviously seen in the falls during the 2020 examination unlike 2019.
As a matter of fact, the registrar gave credence to the factors of strengthened examination monitoring system in scope and depths, expanded external monitors by training in the use of well-prepared monitoring manuals, and biometric devices as responsible for the decline in the 2020 senior certificate examination.