Over 700,000 Students Pass As NECO Releases 2022 Results

NECO Registrar/CEO, Professor Datani Wushishi, speaks during a press conference in Niger State on September 29, 2022.

 

Over 700,000 students have passed the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examinations Council (NECO), said on Thursday.

NECO Chief Executive Officer, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi, disclosed this during a press briefing in Minna, the Niger State capital.

“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the conduct of this year’s Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal has been adjudged by many stakeholders to be hugely successful in recent years. This indeed is a big achievement,” Wushishi said.

Of the 1,198,412 candidates that sat for the examination, the NECO boss said 727,864 candidates representing 60.74 per cent recorded credit pass and above in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Wushishi, also the body’s registrar, described the process as a big achievement under his watch as a substantive head. He equally advised concerned candidates to check NECO’s website for the results.

On examination malpractice, the registrar said a total of 13,594 candidates representing 0.13 percent of the total number of candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice during the conduct of the examination.

According to him, the figure of those involved in examination malpractice in 2021 was 20,003 and it represented 1.63 percent of the total number of candidates for the year.

“The Council has a long-standing tradition of zero tolerance for malpractice. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractice incidence in 2022 has dropped, compared to the figure of 2021,” he said, adding that NECO would remain steadfast in its commitment to sanitising the system.

The NECO boss said four schools were recommended for de-recognition “for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating/whole school cases.”

The decision, he explained, was part of efforts to show stakeholders of its commitment to zero-tolerance for examination malpractice.

He added, “Also, twenty-nine (29) supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, Insult, Aiding and Abetting, during the examinations.”

NECO Extends Registration Deadline For 2022 SSCE By Three Weeks

A file photo of NECO's emblem.
A file photo of NECO’s emblem.

 

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has extended the registration period for the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates.

NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, announced this in a statement on Monday.

According to him, the council has decided to extend the registration deadline for the examination for this year by three weeks.

The registration period which was initially scheduled to close on May 30 has now been extended to the midnight of June 20.

NECO informed the Ministries of Education, principals, commandants, and other stakeholders in various states and the Federal Capital that there would be no further extension after this.

It revealed that the 2022 NECO SSCE would commence on June 27 and last till August 12, adding that candidates would be examined in 76 subjects during the examination.

Read the full statement below:

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has extended the registration period of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates to midnight on Monday 20th June 2022.

The registration period was initially scheduled to close on Monday 30th May 2022.

State Ministries of Education,  Principals, Commandants, and all stakeholders are enjoined to note that there would be no further extension after that.

The 2022 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) will commence on 27th June 2022, and end on Friday 12th August 2022.

Candidates are to be examined in 76 subjects during the examination.

Azeez Sani

Head Information and Public Relations Division

NECO Reschedules National Common Entrance Examination

A file photo of NECO's emblem.
A file photo of NECO’s emblem.

 

 

The National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admissions into federal unity colleges has been postponed.

NCEE scheduled the examinations for 23rd April 2022 but is now scheduled to hold for May 7.

The postponement was due to the low registration of candidates and the new dates announced; giving more parents and guardians the opportunity to register their wards for the examination.

In a statement by the Head of Information and Public Relations Divison, Azeez Sani, he enjoined “… candidates, parents, guardians, and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new date for the examination.

“The registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination.

“Candidates, parents, and guardians are advised to download the new Examination TimeTable from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng”, the statement added.

 

NECO Releases 2021 Results

A file photo of NECO's emblem.
A file photo of NECO’s emblem.

 

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) internal results.

Announcing the results in Minna, Niger state, NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Prof Ibrahim Wushishi, apologised to Nigerians for delay in releasing the examination results.

He said 878,925 candidates made five credits and above including Mathematics and English language.

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Prof Wushishi explained that the figure represents 71.61 percent of the candidates.

Meanwhile, 1,226,796 candidates scored five credits irrespective of Mathematics and English language, representing 94.04 per cent.

He said 23,003 candidates were involved in examination malpractices indicating a decrease of more than 13,000 compared to last year.

Prof Wushishi added that five schools, one each in Bauchi, Kaduna, Bayelsa and two in Katsina state have been de-recognised due to examination malpractices.

I Will Reposition NECO As A Credible, Internationally Acclaimed Exam Body – Prof Wushishi

The new NECO Registrar, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi.

 

The Registrar/Chief Executive, National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi has promised to reposition NECO to become a credible and internationally acclaimed examination body.

Prof. Wushishi made the promise on Monday while officially taking over the affairs of the Council from the Former Acting Registrar, Mr. Ebikibina John Ogborodi.

He stated that “my desire is to make NECO surpass international standard which other international examination bodies will look onto, that is my mission to NECO”.

According to him, “I am not here to be biased in any way, rather I am here as a Nigerian, I will work with everybody to take NECO to the desired heights”.

The Registrar who acknowledged that there are challenges that needed to be tackled assured that with the support of all staff, the challenges are surmountable.

Prof. Wushishi assured the staff that their rewards and privileges would be given to them as at when due, but stressed that the management under his leadership would not hesitate to punish any staff found wanting in the discharge of their duties.

He solicited for the support of the management and staff to enable him to actualize his vision for the Council.

The Registrar who thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for deeming him fit to be appointed as NECO Registrar, pledged to work closely with the Federal Ministry of Education and NECO Governing Board.

Earlier, the Former Acting Registrar, Mr. Ebikibina John Ogborodi had briefed the Registrar on the progress report on the on-going 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) as well as another mandate of the Council.

Prof. Wushishi was on 12th July 2021 appointed as the substantive Registrar of NECO by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari Appoints Professor Wushishi As Substantive NECO Registrar

The new NECO Registrar, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

According to a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from July 12.

Until his appointment as NECO boss, Wushishi was a Professor of Science Education (Chemistry) at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

He was born on April 5, 1965 and hail from the Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.

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Professor Wushishi was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

He has held other positions in the education sector, among which are Post Graduate Coordinator, Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna; Sub-Dean School of Science and Science Education, FUT, Minna; Head of Department, Department of Science Education, FUT Minna; Head of Department, Department of Science Education, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

An erudite scholar, Prof. Wushishi has many scholarly publications to his credit.

 

NECO Says 2021 SSCE Internal Registration Will Not Be Extended

 

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said that it will not extend the registration period for the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Head Information and Public Relations Division of the Council, Azeez Sani.

According to him, “the Registration exercise which started on March 31st, will close on Friday, June 25th, 2021 and will not be subjected to extension, while the examination will commence unfailingly on Monday, July 5th, 2021”.

Sani also stated that this will enable efficient and effective planning for the examination logistics required for the smooth conduct of the 2021 SSCE.

Sani, however, advised the state Ministries of Education, Commandants, Principals, Proprietors and other relevant stakeholders to take note of the closing date and ensure timely completion of their candidates’ registration.

On its part, the council has assured stakeholders of its resolve to have a seamless conduct of the 2021 SSCE.

NECO Will Not Extend Registration For 2021 SSCE Internal Candidates – Sani

The National Examination Council is one of the main secondary school examination bodies in the country.
The National Examination Council is one of the main secondary school examination bodies in the country.

 

The Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani has disclosed that the National Examinations Council (NECO) will not extend the registration period for the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) internal candidates.

Mr. Sani in a statement on Wednesday said that the registration exercise which started on 31st March will close on Friday, 25th June 2021, and will not be subjected to extension.

He added that the examination will commence unfailingly on Monday, 5th July 2021.

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According to him, this will enable efficient and effective planning for the examination logistics required for the smooth conduct of the 2021 SSCE internal candidates.

“State Ministries of Education, Commandants, Principals, Proprietors, and other relevant stakeholders are enjoined to take note of the closing date and ensure timely completion of their candidates’ registration.

“The Council assures all stakeholders of its resolve to have seamless conduct of the 2021 SSCE”, he further stated.

Ogborodi Appointed Acting NECO Registrar After Obioma’s Death

A file photo of Mr Ebikibina Ogborodi.

 

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the appointment of Mr Ebikibina Ogborodi as the acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the council.

Azeez Sani, who is the Head of Information and Public Relations Division of the council, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Niger State.

“The appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma on Monday, 1st June 2021 after a brief illness,” he said.

Until his recent appointment, Mr Ogborodi was the Director of Special Duties in the council.

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Sani explained that the governing board approved the appointment of the acting registrar at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday.

He added that the appointment was endorsed after the governing board considered Ogborodi as the most senior director in the council.

A Circular issued by the council’s Director of Human Resource Management, Mustapha Abdul, stated that all activities of NECO would continue unabated as earlier planned.

Ogborodi, who hails from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, obtained his first degree from the University of Jos in 1986 and a second degree from the same university in 1999.

The acting registrar joined the service of NECO in 1999 and had served in different capacities, including acting Director of Examination Development Department, acting Director of the Office of the Registrar, Director of General Services, and Director of Human Resource Management, among others.

Professor Obioma Not Killed By Assassins – NECO, Police

A file photo of the late NECO Registrar, Godswill Obioma.

 

Management of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has faulted the claims that its Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma, was killed.

NECO spokesman, Azeez Sani, quoted family sources as saying that late Obioma died on Monday after a brief illness.

“This is contrary to insinuations in the social media that the late registrar was assassinated in his residence in Minna,” he said while appealing to the staff of the council to remain calm.

Similarly, the Niger State Police Command corroborated the account of NECO and condemned the reports that Professor Obioma was murdered by gunmen in Minna.

“This story is totally false, untrue, and a pure element of fake news. It is important to state categorically that on 31st May 2021 the Registrar/CEO National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma was rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja by his family members where he was later confirmed dead, after a brief illness,” said a statement by the command’s spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun.

It added, “However, the family of the deceased has also confirmed the incident and formally notify the management and staff of NECO of the demise of the registrar.

“Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the fake news and news reporters are advised to always verify their report before publication to avoid creating unnecessary panic and fear in the public domain.”

Professor Obioma was appointed as NECO registrar by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 14, 2020, and was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).

Until his appointment as NECO registrar, he was the Ebonyi State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

NECO Registrar, Godswill Obioma, Is Dead

A file photo of the late NECO Registrar, Godswill Obioma.

 

The Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma, is dead.

Obioma’s death was announced in a statement on Tuesday by his son, Prince Godswill Obioma II, on behalf of the family.

The younger Obioma revealed that the NECO registrar died on Monday after a brief illness, contrary to the claims that he was killed.

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Reports had emerged that gunmen suspected to be assassins killed the NECO registrar on Monday night when they stormed his residence in Minna, the Niger State capital.

His widow, Mrs Elizabeth Obioma, was alleged to have told reporters that the assailants killed her husband and left without taking anything.

Professor Obioma, a 67-year-old indigene of Abia State, assumed office as NECO Registrar on May 22, 2020.

He graduated from Alvan Ikoku College of Education in Owerri, Imo State in 1982 and proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State in 1979.

Years later after he got his second degree, he became a professor of Mathematics Education and Evaluation, University of Jos, in December 1991.

The late NECO boss left the classroom (lecture hall) in 1994 and has served as a member of several Federal Government Committees on Education, one of which he was the Chairman of the Federal Ministry of Education Roadmap for the Development of the Education Sector.

He also coordinated both the reforms of school curricula and the review of the National Policy on Education in Nigeria.

Professor Obioma served as the President of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) Council from 2014 to 2016, having previously served as its Vice President representing the Africa region.

NECO Reschedules 2021 National Common Entrance Exams

File photo of students writing exams

 

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has rescheduled the 2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges due to the low registration of candidates.

The examination which is earlier scheduled to hold on May 29 will now hold on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

This was contained in a statement signed on Wednesday by the Head Information and Public Relations Division of the council, Azeez Sani.

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According to him, “The Examination which was initially scheduled for Saturday 29th May 2021, was rescheduled to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register their candidates for the examination”.

Sani urged all the candidates, parents, guardians, and relevant stakeholders to take note of the new date for the examination.

He further hinted that the registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination hence Candidates, parents, and guardians are advised to download the new Examination Time Table from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng.

The examination, which usually holds between May and June, was postponed to October last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NECO has, therefore, appealed to stakeholders to encourage more pupils to register for the examination.