The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results for the 2023 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates.


Dantani Wushishi, the registrar and chief executive of NECO, broke the news at a press conference in Minna on Monday.

He disclosed that a total of 74,950 candidates registered for the SSCE and 74,342 candidates sat for the examinations.

The registrar said the number of candidates who got five credits and above, including in English and Mathematics, is 50,066 representing 67.35 per cent.


He said 62,530 candidates, representing 84.11 percent, got five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

Wushishi added that the number of candidates that were booked for various forms of malpractice was 8,518, as against 11,419 in 2022, which showed a decline in the number of malpractice cases by 25.4 per cent.

He said that the examination malpractice cases for 2023 SSCE external included two centres, one each in Kaduna and Ogun states.


He said two supervisors, one each in Oyo and Lagos states, were blacklisted for poor supervision, inability to control the candidates, and aiding malpractice.

Wushishi also said a centre in Borno state was blacklisted for aiding and abetting by sharing WhatsApp messages with candidates.

He said candidates can access their results on the NECO official website, using their examination registration number.


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