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Over 73% Candidates Pass Maths $ English with Credit or More, as NECO Releases Results

The results of the 2020 National Examinations Council, NECO Senior Secondary Certificate Examination has been released.

The Registrar of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, announced the results on Wednesday at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.

Obioma noted that over 73%, that is 894, 101, of the candidates passed both mathematics and English Language with minimum of a credit.

973,331 candidates, representing 82.68 percent made credit and above in the English language alone.

The results further revealed that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics is 1,112,041, representing 91.91 percent.

This, according, to Professor Obioma represents an increase of 2.01 percent when compared to the 2019 June/July SSCE.

The NECO boss disclosed that 1,221,447 registered for the examination, with 659,796 being males representing 54.53, and 550,126 representing 45.46 percent being females.

According to the NECO Registrar, the SSCE was, however, disrupted in some states due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the #EndSARS protests that held in many states across the country.

Prof. Obioma gave the lists of states affected to include Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos. Others are Oyo, Kano, FCT and Ogun.

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