The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said that it recorded its highest cases of malpractice in the 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) which resulted in a decline in the number of candidates with 5 Credits and above.
The Registrar said that 17,004 cases of malpractice were recorded out of which 5,245 candidates were caught for impersonation and 6,060 were caught aiding and abetting, seeking and receiving help from non-candidates.
Announcing the release of the November/December SSCE result in Minna, the Acting Registrar, Abubakar Mohammed Gana said that Mathematics and English language recorded the highest malpractice cases with 2,404 and 1,942 cases recorded.
He then attributed the high number of malpractice cases to be as a result of the comprehensive monitoring by senior staff.
Gana said that 42,214 candidates out of 65,207 candidates that say for English Language got Credit and above in English Language while 54,565 out of 66,398 got Credit and above in Mathematics.
He also said that 70,140 candidates registered and 29 subjects were examined in the examination conducted for external candidates wishing to acquire the minimum requirements for admission into various tertiary institutions.
The Acting Registrar then said that 33,576 candidates git five credits and above in including Mathematics and English Language Change while 50,057 candidates got five Credits irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
He said the candidates can access their results by logging into the NECO website and following the prompts.