The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Abubakar Gana, NECO acting registrar, announced the release at the council headquarters in Minna, Niger state capital, on Tuesday.

According to him, about 829,787 candidates — representing 71.59 percent — made five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

This is just as 1,041,986 candidates — representing 89.90 percent — made five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

While a total of 1,163,194 candidates registered for the 2019 edition of the exam, 1,151,016 candidates, including 146 blind applicants sat for the SSCE, which is conducted for students in their final year in secondary school.

Gana disclosed that about 40,630 candidates — representing 3.53 percent — were involved in various forms of malpractice. He added that the rate of malpractice cases doubled for this year when compared to 2018.

The council also recommended three schools in Kastina, Kebbi and Oyo states for de-recognition from conducting its exam for two years.

The schools, according to him, were involved in alleged mass cheating and special centre cases.

“Arising from the above, three schools one each in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states were recommended for de-recognition for two years for their involvement in Mass cheating/whole centre cases,” he said.

“Also, a total of eighteen supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non-candidates and so on.

“In line with council’s zero tolerance for any form of examination malpractice, members of staff alleged to have behaved contrary to expectations are to face appropriate disciplinary measures once they fail to satisfactorily defend themselves.”

The acting registrar deemed the 2019 June/July SSCE to be a huge success, stating that the council has “once again delivered on its mandate.”



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