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66 Per Cent NECO Candidates Pass Five Credits In 2020 SSCE External Results

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates with over 66 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits and above in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

The examination body has also announced the examinations scheduled to take place in 2021.

Announcing the results at its headquarters in Minna on Thursday, the Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Godswill Obioma, stated that 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 39,503 sat for it.

He said 26,277 candidates obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics. According to him, 34,014 candidates obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

Obioma said 6,465 cases of examination malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE External, adding that there was a reduction to the 17,004 cases of malpractices recorded in 2019.

The examination body also blacklisted four supervisors, who were found culpable of aiding and abetting malpractice. He announced that they would no longer be engaged in the conduct of NECO examinations.

Obioma added that one examination centre in Ogun State has been derecognised for intimidation, attempting to induce NECO officials and aiding and abetting examination malpractice.

Reiterating the examination body’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, the registrar added that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of strengthening of monitoring of the examination by the council.

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JAMB Releases UTME Mock Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted on June 3 across the country.

Spokesperson of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin in a statement, on Wednesday in Abuja, advised the candidates who sat for the examination to visit the JAMB website to check their results.

He said: “A total of 160,718 candidates indicated interest to sit the examination but only 62,780 turned out for the mock exercise whose results are now released,” he said.

The mock examination is designed by the Board to prepare candidates for the actual UTME scheduled to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021, was administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in all centres nationwide.

Speaking during the conduct of the exercise, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told journalists at the end of the exercise in Abuja that the essence of the mock examination was to test the capacity and suitability of the centres.

He noted that the exercise conducted nationwide was hitch-free, except in Dominion International School, Jabi, Abuja where the centre was gutted by fired and candidates were redirected to other centres.

“We have over 160,617 candidates sitting for this mock examination in all our CBT centres. We received a report of complaint about capacity and stability of one or two centres.

“ Like in Abuja, there is a centre- Dominion International School, Jabi that caught fire during the examinations but everything has been put under control,” he said.

Benjamin said JAMB is adequately prepared for the main UTME which is due to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021, proven by the success of the mock examination.

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JAMB Extends UTME Registration

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Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has extended UTME registration to June 15 for candidates whose registration is incomplete to visit special centres to finish the process.

JAMB’s spokesman Fabian Benjamin stated this in a statement on Monday.

Mr Benjamin explained that the advice affected only those who could not complete their registration during the earlier scheduled registration period.

He pointed out that only candidates whose names were compiled after giving reasons for the incomplete registration process and had been contacted “are expected to visit the centres.”

JAMB further explained, “At the end of the period originally scheduled for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration on May 15, the registration period was extended.

“Another two weeks that elapsed on May 29 was given to accommodate candidates who, largely due to issues related with newly introduced pre-requisite of National Identification Number (NIN), could not register.”

It noted that an “additional extension of two weeks” was made to compile the list of all prospective candidates who, for any reason, were unable to register.

“The candidates who have not registered but have secured the profile codes and initiated the registration process are expected to visit the specially designated registration centres to complete the registration on Tuesday, June 15,” said JAMB.

Further commenting on the latest development, the exam body said, “Designated registration centre for each candidate is being forwarded to them through the GSM text (SMS) messages and also available on the website of the board (www.jamb.gov.ng) from 12 noon on Monday, June 14.

“The identification number on each form given to the candidates has been used to assign the candidates to their registration centres.

“Only candidates who have secured their profile codes are expected to visit the centres. Also, the names of the few who have not yet obtained their NIN or profile codes have been forwarded to NIMC and would be contacted as soon as they are cleared by NIMC.”

Each candidate posted to any non-JAMB-owned CBT centre, according to JMAB, will pay the registration fee of N1,000.

The 2021 UTME is scheduled to commence from June 19 to July 3.

However, the JMAB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede disclosed the possibility of conducting a second UTME for candidates with genuine registration challenges.

Mr Oloyede disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos while monitoring the profiling of candidates with 2021 UTME registration challenges.

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JUST IN: We Will Not Extend Registration For 2021 SSCE Internal Candidates – NECO

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

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