By: Janet Samuel
The Federal Government has officially released the results of the National Common Entrance Examination for 2022 admission into the Federal Government Unity Colleges.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu received the results from the Registrar, National Examination Council, (NECO), Professor Ibrahim Wushishi in Abuja.
The Minister after receiving the results noted that National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) is for admission into the first year of Junior Secondary School of Federal Unity Colleges, administered to final year pupils of Primary schools.
Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. David Adejo said the candidate that scored the highest mark is Ajidagba Mariam Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto State, whose examination centre is Lagos State scored 201, while Obot Abundance Idara an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, came second with 200 marks.
The Minister of Education said the State that registered the highest number of candidates is Lagos State with 19,518, out of which 18,787 sat and 731 were absent while FCT was second with 8,623 candidates that registered out of which 8,317 sat while 306 were absent.
He said the lowest score was 1 mark and it was scored by 15 candidates from various States, stressing that Kebbi State, has the lowest number of registered candidates with 74 candidates.
The Minister stated that the criteria for selection of qualified candidates into Federal Unity Colleges are 60% merit, 30% equality of state and 10% exigency.
He added that female pupils has the highest number among the pupils that registered for the examination
Speaking, the Registrar of NECO, Professor Wushishi said the performance in this year’s examination is better compared to last year.
He announced that admission processes would be completed on or before Friday 1st July 2022.
Recall that the Examination was written on Saturday 7th May, 2022 in Nigeria, as well as Benin Republic and Togo where a total number of seventy-one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-eight (71,738) pupils registered, with 34.030 being males and 37,708 being females.