The Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi has, at a press briefing, which held in Minna, Niger State on Thursday, February 16, 2023, announced the release of the results of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates.
According to him, a total of 60,133 candidates sat for the examination, out of which 31,392 were males, representing 53.04 percent, and 28,241, representing 46.96 percent were females.
Out of the total registrations for the examination, a total of 59,124 candidates sat for the examination, out of which 31,316 were males, representing 52.96 percent, and 27,808, representing 47.03 percent were female.
Prof. Wushishi added that 58,012 candidates sat for English Language, out of which 44,162, representing 76.13 percent got credit and above, while 57,700 sat for Mathematics, out of which 43,096, representing 74.69 percent got credit and above.
Giving further highlights, he disclosed that 33,914 candidates representing 57.36 percent of examined candidates got five (5) Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, and 46,825 candidates, representing 79.20% got five (5) credits and above regardless of their performance in English Language and Mathematics,”.
Examination malpractice continued to plague the conduct of the examination, according to the NECO Registrar. He reported that a total of 11,419 candidates were booked for malpractice of various forms in the 2022 examination, as against 4,454 in 2021. He credited the sharp rise to the improvement in the strategy and technique adopted by the monitoring officers and not necessarily a rise in the spate of examination malpractice in the council-conducted SSCE.