The National Examinations Council (NECO) has officially unveiled the results of the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Speaking during a press conference in Minna, the capital of Niger State, NECO Registrar Professor Dantani Wushishi hailed this year’s performance as the best in recent history.Mr. Wushishi announced that 737,308 candidates, equating to 61.60%, achieved at least five credits, including English Language and Mathematics. In the prior year, this accomplishment was reached by 60% of the candidates.He expressed his delight, stating, “It gladdens my heart to notify you that reports we have received so far indicate that the 2023 SSCE Internal has been certified the best in recent times.” He expressed gratitude to all those involved in this achievement.
Mr. Wushishi also highlighted that the results were released just 58 days after the final examination paper was completed. The 2023 exams ran from July 10th to August 11th, 2023, with the marking process occurring from August 30th to September 15th. This rapid release of results was a conscious effort to provide candidates with their complete results in a single batch.Regarding the statistics, the NECO Registrar noted that out of the 1.2 million students who registered for the 2023 examinations, 621,084 were male, and 585,804 were female. A total of 1,196,985 candidates participated in the exams, with 616,398 being male and 580,587 female.
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Furthermore, over a million candidates (1,013,611), accounting for 84.68%, secured five credits or more, irrespective of their performance in English and Mathematics.The registrar also provided data on candidates with special needs, totaling 1,542. This group included candidates with hearing impairment, visual impairment, Albinism, Autism, low vision, and Adermatoglyphia.In terms of malpractice, Mr. Wushishi reported that 12,030 candidates, constituting 0.07% of the total candidates, were involved in various forms of malpractice during the school-based examination, a decrease from the previous year’s figure of 13,595 (0.13%).
For aspiring tertiary institution students, the release of NECO results opens up new possibilities, as SSCE results are a vital requirement for admission into Nigerian higher education institutions, alongside the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). NECO results have served as an alternative for those who did not achieve their desired results in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams, offering hope to many admission seekers.
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