One million, two hundred and five thousand, eight hundred and eighty-eight (1,205,888) candidates have registered to take the current 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), according to the National Examinations Council (NECO).
While observing how the examination was being administered in some schools on Friday, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, made the disclosure in Jos, Plateau State.
Speaking through Azeez Sani, Head of the Information and Public Relations Unit, Prof. Wushishi revealed that out of this total, 601,074 candidates are male and 584,814 are female.
Based on information gathered from across the nation, he expressed satisfaction with the overall manner in which the 2023 SSCE was conducted.
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 States.