The National Examinations Council has released results of the 2023 National Common Entrance Examination for admission into the 110 Federal Unity Colleges across the country.

The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo who announced the release after receiving the results from the Registrar of the National Examinations Council Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi in Abuja said the Examination was highly competitive for the candidates both at home and abroad.

Mr Adejo explained that this year’s edition of the examination was written in Nigeria, as well as Benin Republic and Togo involving a total number of seventy two thousand, eight hundred and sixty five (72,865) pupils.

He said Lagos State had the highest number of 18,644 and Taraba with the lowest of 102.

He noted that three thousand and thirty six (3,036) pupils were absent while Seventy six (76) pupils had the highest score of 203; The lowest score was 01 mark and this was scored by six (6) pupils.

The Permanent Secretary said admission criteria for selection of candidates into Federal Unity Colleges includes 60% Merit, 30% Equality of State,10% Exigency and stressed that the Federal Ministry of Education would ensure that all admission processes are concluded timely.

The Registrar of the National Examinations Council NECO Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi commended the Governor of Zamfara state for the appreciable increase in registrants from 1,000+ to 2.091 and his current efforts to off-set the debts owed NECO.

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