The federal government, has just released the results of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCCE)for admission into unity colleges across the country. All candidates who passed will be enrolled into JSS 1.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, released the result for the National Common Entrance Examination after formally receiving it from NECO Registrar of National Examinations Council, NECO- Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi in his office, in Abuja.
The Nationwide examination was written on Saturday 7th May, 2022 in Nigeria, as well as Benin Republic and Togo.
It was recorded that a total number of seventy-one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-eight (71,738) pupils registered, for the exam nationwide with 34,030 being males and 37,708 being females.
Malam Adamu with the release, said that the government would do everything to ensure that all admission processes are completed and finalized before July 1, 2022.
While presenting highlights of the result, the Minister announced the highest scoring candidate, Miss Ajidagba Mariam Akanke- an indigene of Sokoto who scored 201 marks. The candidate wrote the exam at Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex, center in Apapa, Lagos State.
According to statistics, Lagos State registered the highest number of candidates with 19,518, out of which 731 were absent while FCT Abuja was second with 8,623 candidates that registered, out of which 306 were absent. Anambra State came in third with 5,335 candidates registered, out of which 265 were absent. Zamfara State was fourth with 4,500 candidates registered, out of which 755 were absent while Kebbi State registered the least number of candidates totalling 74.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. David Adejo – who spoke representing the Minister for Education said that 15 candidates from various states scored the lowest of 1 mark.
“The criteria for selection of qualified candidates into Federal Unity Colleges are 60% merit, 30% equality of state and 10% exigency”- Says the Minister
The Registrar for the National Examination Council (NECO)- Professor Ibrahim Wushishi said that the overall performance for this year is higher than that of last year.