The National Examinations Council (NECO) has organized a press briefing on the release of the 2023 Senior school certificate examination results and the Unveiling of the Automated Annual posting calendar in Minna, Niger State.

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the council, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi who gave an overview of the examination and the results; noted the reduction in the number of malpractice cases from 11,419 in 2022 to 8,518; a reduction rate of 25.4%.

According to him, the decline shows the diligence and dedication of the staff of the council to ensure that the examination results were credible and fair.

Figures showed that 67.35 percent of participants earned five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

He also gave a detailed analysis of the results for the year 2023 as he noted that the total number of candidates who registered for the examination was 74,950 with 74,342 sitting for the examination.

Professor Wushishi also took time to speak on E-posting which is an automated software designed to address the myriad of problems associated with posting of the council’s staff for out-of-station assignments.

The NECO registrar ended the briefing by stating that the council will continue to find innovative ways to ensure smooth running of its affairs and also conform to world standard practices to address all other issues associated with manual approach to situations in the council.

He officially declared the 2023 SSCE external results released and advised candidates to access their result on the official website