Over 74,000 candidates register for 2023 NECO SSCE external

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By JOHN ONAH, Abuja –


No fewer than 74,819 candidates are participating in the on-going 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for External candidates nation-wide.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi disclosed this on Saturday while monitoring the examination at Government Science Secondary School Gombe, Gombe State.

Wushishi, who expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the candidates at the centre, disclosed that reports received from the various centres across the Country indicated that the examination is going on smoothly.

In a statement by the Acting Director, Information and Digital Communication and made available to newsmen in Abuja at the weekend, the Registrar admonished candidates to shun examination malpractice, noting that various measures have been put in place to check the menace.

Wushishi who was on a nation-wide monitoring of the examination, said the Council has put in place necessary measures to ensure that the examination is seamless.

The 2023 SSCE External which started on Monday, 20th November, 2023 will end on 20th December, 2023.

The Candidates are to sit for the examination in 29 different subjects.

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