The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of its 2023 internal Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).


Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the registrar and chief executive of the council, disclosed this during a press briefing at the NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger state.

NECO’s internal SSCE was conducted from July 10 to August 11, 2023.

Dantani said a total of 1,205,888 candidates registered for the exam, representing 621,084 males and 584,804 females.


He said 1,196,985 sat for the 2023 SSCE internal, representing 616,398 males and 580,587 females.

The registrar said the number of candidates with five credits and above, including English and Mathematics is 737,308, representing 61.60%.

The number of candidates with five credits and above, irrespective of English and Mathematics is 1,013,611, representing 84.68%. The number of candidates with special needs is 1,542.


Dantani stated that the number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2023 is 12,030 (0.07%) as against 13,594 (0.13%) in 2022, representing 61.60%.

He said 93 schools were found to have been involved in mass cheating.

“They will be invited to the Council for discussion, after which appropriate sanctions will be applied,” the registrar added.

“Similarly, 52 supervisors were recommended for blacklisting due to poor supervision, aiding and abetting during the examination.”


Dantani said candidates can now access their results on the NECO website using their examination registration number.

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