By Saheed Ibrahim
The National Examination Council has said that the results of the 2023 Senior Secondary School Certificate examination, has been released.
The examination, which took place in August 2023, had 1,205,888 candidates, which consisted 601,074 males and 584,814 females.
NECO had initially assured that the results would be released within 45 days. However, this promise was not fulfilled until on Tuesday.
The examination body announced that a record of 61.60 percent of candidates scored five credits and above including English and Mathematics.
NECO disclosed that 93 Schools were found to be involved in whole-school (mass) cheating while 52 Supervisors were recommended for blacklisting due to poor supervision, aiding, and abetting during the examinations.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi disclosed this while announcing the release of the results of the Examination.
Wushishi said that the erring schools will be invited to the Council for discussion after which appropriate sanctions will be applied.
He said that 1,196,985 candidates representing 616,398 males and 580,587 females sat for the examinations adding that 1,543 candidates with special needs also sat for the examinations.
Wushishi noted: “Number of candidates with Special Needs is 1,542 which include 913 candidates with hearing impairment, 162 candidates with visual impairment, 103 candidates with Albanism, 61 candidates with Autism, 149 candidates with low vision, and 154 candidates with Adermatoglyphia which are candidates with no fingerprints.
“737,308 representing 61.60 percent Candidates passed with five Credits and above, 1,013,611 representing 84.68 percent candidates had five Credits irrespective of English and Mathematics.