The results of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination into unification schools were released by the Federal Government on Monday.
The government stated that all admissions to Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) class one in institutions would be completed on or before July 1.
Lagos State had the most students registered for the exam, at 19,518.
With 8,623 students, the Federal Capital Territory came in second, followed by Anambra with 5,335 students.
After obtaining the results from the Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, Education Minister Adamu Adamu released the data during a press conference in Abuja yesterday.
Adamu, who was represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, David Adejo Andrew, said Ajidagba Akanke, a Sokoto State native, scored the highest score of 201, while Obot Abundance Idara, an Akwa Ibom State native, came in second with 200.
“This year’s edition was written on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Nigeria, as well as in the Benin Republic and Togo.
“The major highlights of the 2022 NCEE that I wish to bring to our attention include:
“A total number of 71,738 pupils registered, with 34,030 being males and 37,708 being females.
“96 per cent (68,638) pupils sat for the examinations. Four per cent (3,100) were absent.
“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.
The FCT came in second with 8,623 candidates who registered, 8,317 of whom took the exam, and 306 who did not.
“Anambra State came third with 5,335 candidates that registered, out of which 5,070 sat and 265 were absent. Zamfara State was fourth with 4,500 candidates registered, out of which 3,745 sat and 755 were absent.
“The candidate that scored the highest marks is Ajidagba Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto State with registration number 542121DG. Her centre was Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex, Apapa, Lagos, and her score is 201.
“Obot Idara an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, with registration number 550470BF came second. Her centre was State College Ete, Ikot Ekpene Centre, and she scored 200.
“The lowest score was 01 mark, and this was scored by 15 candidates from various states. The state that registered the least number of candidates is Kebbi State, with 74 candidates.”
While advising parents and guardians to check the NECO website at www.neco.gov.ng for data on their children’s results, Adamu stated that the admission criteria for qualifying applicants into colleges are: 60% merit, 30% Equality of State, and 10% Exigency.
Wushishi was ecstatic by how smoothly NECO handled the exams.
He stated that the performance of students in this year’s assessment had improved slightly.
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