BY SHITTA SOFIYAT
The national examinations council on Thursday said 26,277 out of the 39,503 candidates who sat for its 2020 senior school certificate examination for external candidates obtained five credits and above including in English language and mathematics.
The board’s registrar, Prof Godswill Obioma, disclosed this at the council headquarters in Minna, Niger state, according to a statement by its head, information and public relations division, Azeez Sani.
According to the statement, 41,459 candidates registered out of which 39,503 actually sat for the examination.
The statement also disclosed that 6,465 cases of examination malpractices were recorded in 2020 as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
Sani quoted Obioma as attributing the reduction in cases to the result of deepening monitoring of the examination by members of the governing board, management, and senior staff of the council.
Obioma also said the results of 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (internal) due to the #endsars protests in some states and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (external) are being released alongside those of the external candidates.