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FG releases common entrance results, Sokoto girl scored highest mark

By Orowo Victoria Ojieh

The National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) is for admission into the first year of Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Unity Colleges, administered to final year pupils of Primary schools.

The Federal Government has released the result of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) to all the Federal Government Colleges (unity colleges) in the country.

The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu announced the release of the result on Monday in Abuja.

The examination was written on Saturday 7th May 2022 in Nigeria, as well as in Benin Republic and Togo.

Seventy-one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-eight (71,738) pupils registered for the examination with 34.030 males and 37,708 females.

68,638 pupils from various schools across the country sat in the examination conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) while 3,100 were absent, The Trumpet gathered.

The minister represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, David Adejo, revealed that Miss Ajidagba Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto State, scored the highest mark of 201. Akanke sat for the examination at the Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex in the Apapa area of Lagos State.

Adamu stated that the ministry was working to ensure that all admission processes were concluded by July 1, 2022.

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The minister said, “this year’s edition was written on Saturday 7th May 2022 in Nigeria, as well as Benin Republic and Togo.

“Major highlights of 2022 NCEE, I wish to bring to our attention include 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.

“96% (sixty-eight thousand, six hundred and thirty-eight – 68,638) pupils sat for the examinations, 4% (three thousand one hundred – 3,100) were absent.

“The state that registered the highest number of candidates in Lagos State with 19,518, out of which 18,787 sat and 731 were absent.

“FCT was second with 8,623 candidates that registered, out of which 8,317 sat while 306 were absent.

“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 Mariam 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 Abundance 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 fifteen candidates from various states.

“The state that registered the least number of candidates is Kebbi State, with 74 candidates.”

He added that the admission criteria for the selection of qualified candidates into Federal Unity Colleges remain the same. The criteria are 60% merit, 30% equality of state and 10% Exigency.

The minister called on parents/guardians to visit NECO website: www.neco.gov.ng for details of the results of their children/wards.

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