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NECO of Nigeria releases 2022 SSCE results

December 27, 2022

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National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2022 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate (SSCE), with candidates recording over 10 percent decrease in overall performance compared with that of last year.

Announcing the results, Thursday in Minna, Register of the Council, 

Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, attributed the drop in performance of the candidates to use of more accurate scoring facilities by the council.

He explained that the insecurity in parts of the country, which had adversely affected education, also contributed to the decline in performance of students in the examination. 

In a breakdown of the results, Professor Wushishi said out of the 1, 198, 412 candidates who sat for the examination, 889,188 made credit and above in English Language, representing 74.89%.

According to him, 929, 140 candidates also made credit and above in Mathematics, representing 78.23% while 727, 864 candidates made credit and above in English and Mathematics, representing 60.74%.

He said, “when compared with 2021 SSCE (internal) figures of 878,925 (71.64%), there is a decrease of 10.9% as shown in table 7.”

The Registrar said that 1,011,457 candidates, representing 84.40% however scored five credits irrespective of English and Mathematics.

Wushishi said there was also a drop in 2022 exam malpractices involving 13,594 candidates as against 20, 003 candidates who were involved last year.

He added that four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating while 29 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences.


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