The National Examination Council (NECO) Wednesday announced that a total of 233,000 candidates, who were prevented from taking the NECO examination in Oyo and 11 other states due to the #EndSARS protests, would be accommodated in the external examination scheduled for between Monday February 1 and Wednesday March 3 2021.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma made this announcement while giving a breakdown of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (internal) results in Minna.
Obioma said that the states affected by the protest are Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja while the subjects affected by the #EndSARS protests were Chemistry Practical, Economics, Technological Drawing, Food and Nutrition, and Further Mathematics.
According to him, results of the affected candidates would be pending until supplementary exams were conducted for the papers missed.
He said, “We wish to inform the general public that the council has made specific arrangements for those candidates who missed some papers due to the #EndSARS protest in those states.
“The affected candidates will now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming 2020 SSCE (external) scheduled from Monday February 1 to Wednesday March 3, 2021
In his comparative analysis, Obioma noted that the results released by NECO for two years showed that a total of 829,787 candidates, representing 71.59 per cent scored a total of five credits, including English and Mathematics in year 2019, as against year 2020 where 894,101 candidates, representing 73.89 per cent scored five credits, including Mathematics and English.
The results further revealed that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics were 1,112,041, representing 91.91 per cent.
This, he said, represented an increase of 2.01 percent when compared to the 2019 June/July SSCE.