NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma announced the results in Abuja on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
Obioma said that a total of 1,221,447 candidates registered for the examination out of which 665,830 were male and 555,617 female.
According to him, out of the 1,209,992 candidates who sat for the examinations, only 894,101 of the candidates got at least five credit passes including Mathematics and the English Language.
Obioma said 33,470 cases of malpractices were recorded during the examination, adding that 12 schools were also involved including 24 supervisors.
He disclosed that schools involved in the malpractices have been derecognised for two years, while 24 supervisors were blacklisted “for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non candidates to write answer on chalkboard and so on”.
“The Council has a long standing tradition for zero tolerance for malpractices. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractices incidence in 2020 dropped compared to the figure of 2019,” Obioma said.
He added that the Council has made special arrangements for those candidates who missed some papers due to the #EndSARS protests in some states.
The affected candidates will now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming 2020 SSCE (External) scheduled from Monday 1st February 2021 to Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
Obioma named some of the states affected as Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Edo, Ondo and some centres in Rivers, Abia, Enugu and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Candidates are advised to get the result checking token from NECO website.
Here is a quick guide on how to check NECO results:
- Go to NECO result checking portal at https://result.neco.gov.ng/.
- Pick your exam year. i.e., 2020
- Pick your exam type. i.e., SSCE INTERNAL (JUN/JUL)
- Enter your Token Number and registration number in the appropriate columns.
- Finally, click on the check result button to access your NECO result.
If you follow these simple steps, by now you should be seeing your grades in each subject.
This is coming two months after the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the results of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).