By Muhammad Sabiu
The results of the 2021 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination conducted in May by the National Examination Council (NECO) has been released on Friday.
Professor Ibrahim Wushishi, NECO Registrar, made the disclosure to journalists in Minna, where the examination body’s headquarters is based.
The Registrar first apologised for the delay in releasing the results, adding that 878,925 candidates got five credits and above, including Mathematics and English language, representing 71.61 per cent of the candidates.
According to a report by Channels TV, Mr Wushishi further stated that 23,003 candidates were enmeshed in “examination malpractices indicating a decrease of more than 13,000 compared to last year.”
Also, exam malpractice has negatively affected two centres in Katsina and three others, each in Kastina, Bayelsa and Bauchi, which led to the “de-recognition” of the centres.