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2023 NECO: Over 61% of candidates score 5 credits in English, Mathematics, others




The National Examination Council (NECO) has officially announced that 737,308 candidates scored five credits in English Mathematics and others for the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted internally.

According to the Registrar of NECO, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, the statistic of candidates who passed represents 61.60% of candidates when compared to the number of students who registered to sit for the examination.

Wushishi noted:

Delving further into the statistics, a noteworthy decrease in examination malpractice cases was observed. In 2023, only 12,030 candidates, constituting a mere 0.07% of the total, were implicated in malpractice incidents.

This figure represents a significant decline compared to the 0.13% recorded in the previous year, 2022, signifying a positive trend toward examination integrity.

Gender-wise distribution of candidates revealed that 616,398 male students and 580,587 female students actively participated in the examination.

Also, a substantial proportion of candidates, precisely 1,013,611, secured at least five credits, irrespective of whether they included English and Mathematics. This achievement represented 84.68% of the candidates.