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894,101 Candidates Pass Mathematics and English in NECO 2020 SSCE

In the just-released 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results of the National Examination Council (NECO) announced by Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the body, Prof. Godswill Obioma, statistics shows that 894,101 candidates scored five credits and above in Mathematics and English.


This number represents about 74 per cent of the total candidates that sat for the examinations. However in the English language only, 973,331 candidates made credit and above. This represents about 83 percent of the total candidates.


Prof. Obioma further stated that the total number of registered candidates was 1,221,447 659,796 males and 550,126 females, representing 54.53 per cent and 45.46 per cent respectively.

Out of this number of candidates, results shows that there is an increase of 2.01 per cent in the number of candidates who made five credits and above, regardless of English language and Mathematics, as compared to that of June/July 2019 NECO SSCE.

This conclusion was drawn as 1,112,041 (about 92 per cent) made five credits and above, regardless of English language and Mathematics.

Speaking on candidates whose exams were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the #EndSARS protest, Prof. Obioma said that the affected candidates’ results will be pending until supplementary exams are conducted for the missed papers.

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