Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), announced the results of the November/December 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination yesterday in Minna, Niger State, 57 days after the examination.
He said 59,124 candidates sat for the examination, with 31,316 males, representing 52.96 percent; while 27,808, representing 47.03 percent, were female.
The registrar said the number of candidates that sat for English Language was 58,012 out of which 44,162, representing 76.13 percent, got credit and above; while the number of candidates that sat for Mathematics was 57,700, out of which 43,096, representing 74.69 percent, got credit and above.
He also said the number of candidates who got five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, was 33,914 representing 57.36 percent.
On the issue of examination malpractice, he said 11,419 candidates were booked for various forms of malpractice is , as against 4,454 in 2021, which shows a sharp rise in the number of malpractice cases.
According to him, this is largely due to the improvement in the strategy and technique adopted by the monitoring officers.
“This led to the blacklisting of four (4) supervisors, one (1) each from Rivers and Plateau States and two (2) from Ogun State for aiding and abetting as well as poor supervision,” he said.