According to a statement released by the examination body on Saturday, no fewer than 74,819 candidates are participating in the ongoing 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE) for external candidates nationwide.
According to the statement which was signed by the Head of Public Affairs, Afeez Sani, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof Dantani Wushishi, disclosed the figure on Saturday while monitoring the examination at Government Science Secondary School Gombe, Gombe State.
The statement added: “He admonished candidates to shun examination malpractice, noting that various measures have been put in place to check the menace. The Registrar who is on a nationwide 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, November 20, 2023 will end on December 20, 2023. The candidates are to sit for the examination in 29 different subjects.”