The National Examinations Council (NECO) has commenced marking its 2023 school-based senior secondary certificate examination(SSCE) scripts.

The marking commenced on Saturday, September 2, and the exercise is expected to be completed in two weeks.

A total of 1, 205,888 million candidates registered for the exam nationwide, of which, 601,074 were males and 584,814 females.

The Head of Information and Public Relations of NECO, Mr Azeez Sani, disclosed in an exclusive interview with Sunday Tribune when asked about the exam update.

According to him, we have started marking the exam scripts today(yesterday), and we plan to release the results by the end of this month.

He assured candidates who sat the exam that they could use their results for the ongoing admission process into the universities and other tertiary schools for other purposes.

Sani, however, urged the state governments that are yet to pay their students’ examination fees to do so now to make operations smooth for the council.