The National Examinations Council has said a total of 26,277 candidates obtained five credits and above in English Language and Mathematics in the 2020 Senior School certificate examination for external candidates.
Announcing the release of the 2020 results at the Council headquarters in Minna on Thursday, the Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Godswill Obioma disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 39,503 actually sat.
Obioma explained that 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
The registrar who reiterated the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice noted that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the release of results.
He said 6,465 cases of examination malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE external as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
He noted that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing board, management and senior staff of the council.