The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced that an impressive 1.2 million candidates have registered for the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) currently underway. In a statement released by Azeez Sani, Head of Information and Public Relations at NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, revealed this information while monitoring the exam’s conduct in various schools across Jos, Plateau State.
Out of the total registered candidates, 601,074 are male, while 584,814 are female, reflecting a balanced gender representation in the examination.
Prof. Wushishi expressed his satisfaction with the overall conduct of the 2023 SSCE, citing positive reports received from examination centers nationwide. He lauded the exam’s organization, considering it the best in recent years.
NECO has been diligent in implementing measures to combat examination malpractice, and according to the Registrar, these efforts have been fruitful in maintaining the integrity of the exams.
During his monitoring visits, Prof. Wushishi visited Airforce Military School, King and Queens Academy, and Emmanuel International College in Jos, where he expressed his contentment with the exam’s conduct in these schools.
The Registrar had also previously overseen the conduct of the 2023 SSCE in other states, including Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, and Bauchi.
With such a remarkable turnout and rigorous measures against malpractice, NECO remains committed to providing a fair and credible examination process for Nigerian students.