The National Examination Council (NECO) has finally released results of the 2021 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
According to reports, Dantali Wushishi, NECO’s registar, broke the news at a briefing in Minna, Niger state, on Friday.
Wushishi said out of 1,233,631 candidates who registered, 1,226,631 actually sat for the examination.
The registrar also said that 945,853 candidates obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Wushishi added that 1,094,291 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
He said that number of candidates who made five credits and above including English and Mathematics was 878,925 representing 71.64 per cent, when compared with 2020 SSCE internal figures of 894,101, which was 73.89 per cent, with 2.2 per cent decrease.
The registrar also disclosed that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics was 1,226,796, representing 94.04 per cent, adding that it was higher than that of last year which stood at 1,112,041.
Wushishi said candidates involved in various forms of malpractices in 2021 was 20,003, representing 1.63 per cent — whereas 33,470, representing 2.63 per cent cases, were recorded in 2020.
He disclosed that candidates could now access their results on NECO’s official website.
In August, NECO had hinted that the results could be released shortly after marking, which it said usually takes up to three weeks.
But the council later kept mum over the specific date that the results would be released, sparking concerns among candidates.