2020 NECO June/July Result Statistics | 73.89% Pass Recorded

2020 NECO SSCE Internal (June/July) Results Statistics: National Examination Council (NECO) June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal Results Statistics for 2019/2020 Academic Session | 73.89% Obtained Five Credits (C's) and Above.

The National Examination Council (NECO), has announced the release of results of the 2020 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (Internal)


The Registrar of the council, Professor Godswill Obioma, disclosed this during the release of the 2020 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results in Minna, saying that a total of 1,221,447; 665,830 males and 555,617 females registered for the examination.

Further breakdown of the statistics are contained below:

  • Number of candidates that actually sat for the examination is 1,209,992; 659,796 males representing 54.53% and 550,126 females  representing 45.46%.
  • Number of candidates with Special Needs is 160.
  • Number of candidates who made credit and above in English Language is 973,331 representing 82.68%, as shown in Table 2.
  • Number of candidates who made credit and above in Mathematics is 1,060,100 representing 90.08%, as shown in Table 2.
  • Number of candidates who made five (5) Credits and above including English Language and Mathematics is 894,101 representing 73.89%. When compared to 2019 June/July SSCE figures of 829,787, there is an increase of 2.3%, as shown in Table 7.
  • Number of candidates who made five (5) Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,112,041 representing 91.91%. When compared to 2019 June/July SSCE figures of 1,042,989, there is an increase of 2.01%, as shown in Table 7.
  • Number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2020 is 33,470 representing 2.61% as shown in Tables 4 and 4A. Whereas 40,630 representing 3.53% cases were recorded in 2019.


The registrar then called on candidates to access the approved NECO Website: www.NECO.gov.ng only, while warning candidates and parents against the activities of fraudsters.

“NECO has abolished the use of cards in all its operations as every transaction is now 100 percent online,” he said.

Candidates can now check their results online via the outlined guidelines: NECO June/July (SSCE) Examination Results Checker.

Also Read: NECO GCE (Nov/Dec) Registration Form 2020 | SSCE External.

READ A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE RELEASE OF 2020 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS (SSCE) INTERNAL RESULTS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH JANUARY, 2021 AT THE BOARD ROOM, NECO HEADQUARTERS, MINNA, NIGER STATE BY
PROFESSOR GODSWILL OBIOMA (REGISTRAR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE NECO)

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It is my pleasure to welcome you all on behalf of the Governing Board, Management and Staff of the National Examinations Council (NECO) to this press briefing on the occasion of the release of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination Internal, SSCE (I) results. Indeed, this is a defining moment for the Council, given the challenging circumstances in which the examinations were conducted last year 2020.

We are indeed grateful to the Almighty God for making this occasion possible.

I would like to use this opportunity to express our gratitude to our friends from the Fourth Estate of the Realm for the support they have been giving to the Council. I therefore wish to urge you to continue along this path of useful collaboration and to sustain this strategic partnership in the interest of our educational system.

I wish to thank the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for graciously giving me the opportunity to serve our fatherland as Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO.

I wish to thank and appreciate the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and the Permanent Secretary, Arch. Sonny Echono, for their guiding leadership and support to the Council. We also wish to thank and appreciate the Governing Board of the Council under the able leadership of Dr. Abubakar Siddique Mohammed for their policy direction in the implementation of our statutory responsibilities.

There are other stakeholders that have supported the Council in various ways in the realization of her mandates, leading to the release of these results. These include the National Assembly through relevant oversighting Committees that participated in the external monitoring of the examinations, our external monitors from the Federal Ministry of Education and other constituencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for graciously providing us with the transport logistics even at a very short notice, and our dependable adhoc staff for their sacrifices and support. Finally, our team of dedicated staff for their sacrifices and resilience even under very challenging circumstances need to be highly commended.

Pursuant to the mandates of Council in conducting credible examinations aimed at improving the overall quality of education in the country, the various stages in the conduct of our examinations from the pre-examination to post-examination stages have continually undergone improvement.

It is gratifying to note that these processes have been concluded for the 2020 SSCE (Internal) culminating to the release of the results. However, this was not without some challenges.

You will recall that the first case of Covid-19 in Nigeria was reported in February, 2020 in Ogun State and since then a new norm has been introduced in the scheme of things. This new norm has altered not only our way of life but also affected our schedule of activities. For instance, our 2020 SSCE (I) would have been written from 28th May, 2020 to 10th July, 2020.

However, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Examination was rescheduled to hold from Monday 5th October, 2020 to Wednesday 18th November, 2020. It is rather unfortunate to note that barely two weeks into the commencement of the Examinations, the ENDSARS protests erupted across some states in the country leading to the imposition of curfew and closure of schools by some State Governments in order to safe guard lives and property, thus truncating the process of examinations once more. For security of personnel and materials, the examinations were suspended nationwide pending when normalcy returned. On return of normalcy, the examinations that were initially scheduled to end on Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 continued till 28th of November, 2020.

We wish to inform the general public that the Council has made special arrangements for those candidates who missed some papers due to the ENDSARS Protests in those States. The affected candidates will now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming 2020 SSCE (External) scheduled from Monday 1st February, 2021 to Wednesday 3rd March, 2021.

These special arrangements will be at no extra cost to these candidates. Upon the release of the 2020 SSCE Internal results, those of the affected candidates will be pending for the papers missed and would be subsequently updated after the supplementary examination results are released.

Gentlemen of the Press, my dear colleagues, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to inform you that despite the challenges of 2020, which affected the conduct of the 2020 SSCE (Internal) and our set targets, the Council has successfully concluded all the processes leading to the release of the results of the 2020 SSCE (Internal). The results are being released timeously after the last paper was written on the 28th November, 2020. This, no doubt is a big achievement.

Tables 1 – 8 attached, show the various detailed analysis while the highlights are presented as shown below:

Number of candidates that registered for the examination is 1,221,447; 665,830 males and 555,617 females.

Number of candidates that actually sat for the examination is 1,209,992; 659,796 males representing 54.53% and 550,126 females representing 45.46%.

Number of candidates with Special Needs is 160.

Number of candidates who made credit and above in English Language is 973,331 representing 82.68%, as shown in Table 2.

Number of candidates who made credit and above in Mathematics is 1,060,100 representing 90.08%, as shown in Table 2.

Number of candidates who made five (5) Credits and above including English Language and Mathematics is 894,101 representing 73.89%. When compared to 2019 June/July SSCE figures of 829,787, there is an increase of 2.3%, as shown in Table 7.

Number of candidates who made five (5) Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,112,041 representing 91.91%. When compared to 2019 June/July SSCE figures of 1,042,989, there is an increase of 2.01%, as shown in Table 7.

Number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2020 is 33,470 representing 2.61% as shown in Tables 4 and 4A. Whereas 40,630 representing 3.53% cases were recorded in 2019.

The Council has a long-standing tradition for zero tolerance for malpractice.

Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractice incidence in 2020 dropped compared to the figure of 2019. This is attributed to some key practices namely:

The deployment of biometric verification devices;
Strengthening the examination monitoring strategy in terms of scope and depth. The constituency of external monitors was expanded followed by training in the use of well-prepared monitoring manuals.

Arising from the above, eleven (12) schools; 4 in Adamawa, 2 in Kaduna, 2 in Katsina, 2 in Niger, 1 in Taraba States and 1 in FCT were recommended for de-recognition for two years for their involvement in Mass cheating/whole school cases.

Also, twenty-four (24) Supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, Aiding and Abetting, Connivance with non- candidates to write answer on chalkboard and so on.

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, by this release, candidates can now access their results on NECO website: http://neco.gov.ng using their examination registration numbers.

Thank you for your attention and God bless Nigeria.

Professor Godswill Obioma fnae, fman, fstan, fcon, fnatt, fipma(uk)
Registrar/CE
13th January, 2021