Over 700,000 Students Pass As NECO Releases 2022 Results

Written by on September 30, 2022

Over 700,000 students have passed the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examinations Council (NECO), said on Thursday.

NECO Chief Executive Officer, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi, disclosed this during a press briefing in Minna, the Niger State capital.

Of the 1,198,412 candidates that sat for the examination, the NECO boss said 727,864 candidates representing 60.74 per cent recorded credit pass and above in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Wushishi, also the body’s registrar, described the process as a big achievement under his watch as a substantive head. He equally advised concerned candidates to check NECO’s website for the results.

On examination malpractice, the registrar said a total of 13,594 candidates representing 0.13 percent of the total number of candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice during the conduct of the examination.

According to him, the figure of those involved in examination malpractice in 2021 was 20,003 and it represented 1.63 percent of the total number of candidates for the year.

The NECO boss said four schools were recommended for de-recognition “for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating/whole school cases.”

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