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The National Examination Council NECO, on Monday, revealed that 50,066 candidates representing 67.35 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat for Senior School Certificate Examinations got five credits including Mathematics and English language.

The Registrar of NECO, Professor Ibrahim Wushishi disclosed this while releasing the results and launching the Automated Annual Posting Calendar at the Council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger State.

A total of 74,950 candidates made up of 39,213 males and 35,737 females sat for the examination which was held from November 20th to December 20, 2023.

“73,124 candidates sat for the English language out of which 55, 272 representing 75.59 per cent got credit and above while out of 73,119 candidates that sat for Mathematics 67.814 representing 92. 75 per cent secured credit and above.

“Also, 62,530 representing 84.11 per cent got five credits irrespective of Mathematics and English Language.

“The number of candidates that got booked for various forms of malpractice is 8,518 as against 11,419 in 2022. This shows a decline in malpractice cases by 25.4 per cent.

“One centre in Borno State was blacklisted for aiding and abetting sharing WhatsApp messages to candidates,” he said.

The NECO Registrar and Chief Executive, Dantani Wushishi, who read the details of the results thanked everyone who contributed to the successful conduct of the examination and release of the results.

The registrar, who said he would be using one stone to kill two birds, announced the launch of a 3-posting Automated Annual Posting Calendar.

The e-posting is designed to address the problems of posting the council’s staff for out-of-station assignments.