The Registerer of National Examination Council Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi has disclosed that the Council has registered 1.25888 in the year 2023 as against 1.29 candidates that registered in the year 2022.
Prof. Wushishi made the disclosure while fielding questions from Journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Prof. Wushishi who was in Jos to monitor the conduct of the 2023 National Examination Council (NECO) Exams
today Friday 4/8/2023 in in some Schools within the State capital.
The NECO Boss stated that 601,074 of the registered candidates are male while 584,814 are female.
Furthermore, Prof. Wushishi revealed that he is satisfied with the general conduct of the 2023 SSCE based on reports obtained from across the country.
“The Registrar said the 2023 SSCE which would be concluded next week is the best organized in recent years.
Prof. Wushishi disclosed that various measures were put in place to check examination malpractice, adding that the measures have started yielding positive results.”
According to him, ” We have created awareness against examination malpractice by holding workshops and sponsoring jingles through the media. Our internal monitors are across the country and would submit detailed reports on malpractices.
“So we are not leaving anything to chance as the malpractices commission set up by NECO would handle that.”
He said the economic challenges current troubling the nation has slightly affected the number of students that registered for the exercise this year.
“The Registrar who monitored the examination at Airforce Military School; King and Queens Academy and Emmanuel International College, all in Jos, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination in these schools,” added the statement.
He attributed the drop in registration to the inability of state governments to register more candidates as is often the case, due to the economic challenges been witnessed around the country.
He said “Some states are indebted to NECO, but they are responding positively on that. As at last year, the amount of money being owed was N3.3 Billion, but there is considerable response in their part.”