The National Examinations Council, NECO has released the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE results 45 days after the exercise was conducted.
Announcing the results, in Minna, Niger State, on Thursday, NECO Registrar, Professor Dantani Wushishi, said 1,209,703 candidates registered for the examination with 636,327 male, representing 52.61 per cent and 573,376 female, representing 47.39 per cent.
The NECO Registrar however said 1,198,412 candidates actually sat for the examination with 630,180 male, representing 52.58 per cent and 568,232 female, representing 47.41 per cent.
Wushishi said the number of candidates who made five Credits and above including English Language and Mathematics is 727,864 representing 60.74 per cent – a 10.9% decrease from last year’s figure of 878,925 or 71.64 per cent.
NECO said the number of candidates with Special Needs is 1,031, with the breakdown as follows: 98 with albinism, 177 with autism, 574 with hearing impairment, and 107 visually impaired.
The examinations body also said the number of candidates who scored credit and above in English Language is 889,188 representing 74.89%, while those who scored credit and above in Mathematics is 929,140 representing 78.23%.
NECO announced further that Number of candidates who made five Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,011,457 representing 84.40%. When compared to 2021 SSCE figures of 1,153,716 there is a decrease of 9.64%, while number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2022 is 13,594 representing 0.13%, Whereas 20,003 representing 1.63% cases were recorded in 2021.
NECO announced that four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating, with twenty nine supervisors also blacklisted for various offences during the examinations.