The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday.
According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices.
He said, “Arising from the above, 12 schools, four in Adamawa state, two in Kaduna, two in Katsina, two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were recommended for deregistration for two years for their involvement in mass cheating/whole school cases.”
He announced high performance of candidates in the examination adding that 894,101 candidates representing 73.89% made credit and above in English and Mathematics.
Professor Obioma said students who have their papers disrupted by #EndSars protests would be given the opportunity to rewrite the ppaper, adding that special arrangements have been made for them.
He said the results of such candidates have been released while the affected papers have been marked as pending till they rewrite such papers for complete results.
He assured that none of the affected candidates would be disenfranchised especially as the council is aware that they needed the results to secure admission into higher institutions.