NECO Releases 2020 SSCE External Results, Announces New Dates For 2021 Examination.


At the Council headquarters in Minna on Thursday, NECO which means National Examination Council released the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Results.

Prof. Godswill Obioma who happens to be the Registrar/Chief Executive reveals that 41,459 candidates Registered for NECO while a total of 39,503 sat for the examination.


It was also noted that a total of 26,277 candidates obained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics while a total number of 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

Prof. Godswill restated that the council has zero or non tolerance for malpractice in the examination.

He added that standards and excellence were maintained right throughout the releasing of results and also from the planning stage.

The Registrar made it known there was a reduction in malpractice as almost 6,465 cases of examination malpractice recorded in the concluded 2020 SSCE External was lesser than the previous 2019 where over 17,004 cases where recorded.

He noted the reduction rate was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior Staff of the Council.

Obioma Disclosed four supervisor found guilty for malpractice have been blacklisted and would no longer be engaged in conducting NECO examinations.


He also said one particular examination centre in Ogun State has been derecognized for intimidation and several attempts to induce NECO officials as well as encouraging malpractices in examination.

The Registrar furher stated the results of 256,000 that's failed to write some papers for the 2020 SSCE(Internal) during the endsars protest in some states and sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External) are being released along side those of external candidates today.

Obioma added that

 “it is gratifying to note that the examination was at no extra cost to the affected candidates”.

It was made known as that 29,918 candidates obtained credit and above in English language while 34,061 candidates obtained credit and above in mathematics.

Obioma Disclosed 2020 had a lot of challenges and changes their schedules of activities as 2020 SSCE (external) was ought to have been concluded in November/December 2020 but was conducted in February/March 2021.

He also noted that they ain't moved by this challenges as they remain resilient and resolute in conducting their activities, and have rescheduled their public examinations for the year 2021 as follows

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission of JSS 1 students into Federal Unity College


Saturday 29th May, 2021.

Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE)


Monday 5th July to Monday 16th August, 2021.

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) 


Monday 23rd August to Monday 6th September, 2021


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