The National Examinations Council, NECO, yesterday released the Senior Secondary School Examination, SSCE, results with a 2.3 per cent increase in the number of candidates who scored five credits and above, including English and Mathematics.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof Godswill Obioma, announced the results at the council’s headquarters in Minna.
The registrar said no fewer than I,221,447 candidates registered for the examination, made up of 665,830 males and 555,617 females.
Obioma said the number of candidates that sat for the examination was 1,209,992,796 males, representing 55.53 per cent and 550,126 females, representing 45.46 percent.
Meanwhile, owing to the #EndSARS protest that prevented a total of 233,000 candidates from taking the examination in some states, the management of NECO has pledged to accommodate such candidates in the external examination slated for Monday 1st February 2021 to Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
The Registrar assured that candidates who missed their examinations during the EndSARs protest will be given the opportunity to write their papers which include all or either Chemistry (practical), Economics, Commerce, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Food & Nutrition.