The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of 2020 internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) indicating that a total of 33,470 candidates were involved in various forms of malpractices in the examination.
The Registrar of the council Professor Godswill Obioma said that here is a decrease in malpractice cases in examinations conducted by the examination body at the NECO Headquarters in Minna, Niger State.
According to the registrar, 894,101 candidates made five credits and above in English Language and Mathematics representing 73.89 per cent of the total candidates that sat for the examination nationwide.
The Council also derecognised 12 schools for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases of malpractice.
He said the schools derecognised include four schools in Adamawa, two in Kaduna, two in Kastina, two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in FCT.