NECO finally releases 2023 SSCE external results

Feb 29, 2024  WAEC Result

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2023 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) external, with 67.35 per cent of candidates scoring five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

Professor Dantani Wushishi, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, announced the release of the results at the NECO headquarters in Minna on Monday.

He disclosed that the results of over 8,518 candidates were withheld due to their involvement in various forms of examination malpractice, although the cases of malpractice declined by about 25 per cent compared to the previous examination.

NECO has also launched the e-Posting Software designed to address the challenges associated with posting the Council’s staff for out-of-station assignments.

The examination was conducted from Monday, November 20th to Wednesday, December 20th, 2023.

Wushishi mentioned that the results were released just sixty-seven (67) days after the last paper, and candidates can access their results on the NECO official website using their examination registration number.

Regarding the November/December 2023 External Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, Wushishi stated that 74,950 candidates registered for the examination, with 52.31% male and 47.68% female. The number of candidates that sat for the examination was 74,342, with 52.28% male and 47.71% female.

He further stated, “The number of candidates that sat for English Language is 73,124, out of which 55,272, representing 75.59%, got Credit and above.

“The number of candidates that sat for Mathematics is 73,119, out of which 67,815, representing 92.75%, got Credit and above.

“The number of Candidates who got five (5) Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, is 50,066, representing 67.35%.

“Also, 62,530 candidates, representing 84.11%, got five (5) Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics."

Regarding examination malpractice, Professor Wushishi stated, “The number of candidates booked for various forms of malpractice is 8,518, as against 11,419 in 2022, which shows a decline in the number of malpractice cases by 25.4%.

“The examination malpractice cases for 2023 SSCE External included two centres, one each in Kaduna and Ogun States, involved in whole centre cases.

“Two supervisors, one each in Oyo and Lagos States, were blacklisted for poor supervision, inability to control the candidates, and for aiding and abetting. One centre in Borno State was blacklisted for aiding and abetting by sharing WhatsApp messages to candidates.”

On the e-posting Software, the Registrar said, “With this new development, every staff will be notified at the beginning of the year about the type and number of assignments they are eligible for, as well as the place of assignment.”

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