The National Examinations Council (NECO) has placed the number of candidates who registered to sit for the ongoing 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) at one million, two hundred and five thousand, eight hundred and eighty-eight candidates, (1,205,888).
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi made the disclosure in Jos Plateau State on Friday, while monitoring the conduct of the examination in some schools.
Prof. Wushishi who spoke through Azeez Sani, HOD, Information and Public Relations Unit, disclosed that out of this figure, 601,074 candidates are males while 584,814 are females.
He expressed satisfaction with the general conduct of the 2023 SSCE based on reports obtained from across the country.
The Registrar also noted that the 2023 SSCE which would be concluded next week is the best organized in recent years.
Prof. Wushishi disclosed that various measures have been in place to check examination malpractice, adding that the measures have started yielding positive results.
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 the visited schools.
Prof. Wushishi had earlier monitored the conduct of the 2023 SSCE in Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Bauchi State.