NECO Unveils Mass Cheating in 93 Schools, As 52 Supervisors Get Blacklisted

NECO Unveils Mass Cheating in 93 Schools, As 52 Supervisors Get Blacklisted

Fawaz Adebisi 


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has officially unveiled the results of the 2023 Internal Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), showcasing a notable achievement with 61.60 percent of candidates achieving five credits or more, including English and Mathematics.

In a startling revelation, NECO has identified 93 schools entangled in a web of mass cheating during the examinations.

Additionally, 52 supervisors have faced the recommendation of blacklisting due to their involvement in poor supervision, aiding, and abetting during the examination process.

Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, made this announcement while releasing the examination results.

He emphasized that these erring schools would be summoned to engage in discussions with the Council, followed by the application of appropriate sanctions.

Furthermore, Wushishi shared that a total of 1,196,985 candidates participated in the examinations, consisting of 616,398 males and 580,587 females.

Notably, 1,543 candidates with special needs also took part in the examinations.

Wushishi revealed, “Among the candidates with special needs, there were 913 candidates with hearing impairment, 162 candidates with visual impairment, 103 candidates with albinism, 61 candidates with autism, 149 candidates with low vision, and 154 candidates with adermatoglyphia, which refers to candidates with no fingerprints.”

He continued, “Out of the candidates, a commendable 737,308, representing 61.60 percent, passed with five credits or more, while 1,013,611, representing 84.68 percent, achieved five credits regardless of their performance in English and Mathematics.”



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