NECO Results 2021 Is Out
The National Examination Council NECO revealed the results of the Senior School Certificate Examination it held across the country in June and July this year on Friday.
Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the organization’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, announced the results in Minna, saying that more than 878,925 candidates received credit in five courses, including English and Mathematics.
According to the Registrar, 1,226,796 applicants received five credits regardless of English or Mathematics, whereas 1,094,291 candidates received credit in Mathematics.
Out of the 1,233,631 candidates who registered, 1,226,796 sat for the exam, including 657,389 men and 576,242 females.
Wushishi also revealed that there were only 20,003 cases of examination malpractices this year, compared to 33, 470 the previous year, citing “adequate security measures” implemented by the organization, as well as the adoption of biometric verification devices and the strengthening of examination monitoring devices.
As a result, certain schools in Bauchi, Kaduna, and Bayelsa states have been recommended for deregistration “due to their involvement in mass cheating/whole school instances,” according to the Registrar, while 20 supervisors have been banned for aiding and abetting the malpractices.
Wushishi stated that the examination organization had numerous obstacles, including a lack of funding, and urged the government to investigate the situation.
He praised the security agencies, the media, and other stakeholders for their contributions to the examination’s success.