The Federal Government has released the result of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination for admission into its unity colleges.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the release of the result on Monday at a press briefing in Abuja.
Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, David Adejo, said no fewer than 68,000 pupils from various schools across the country participated in the examination conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO).
The minister revealed that the candidate with the highest score of 201 was Ajidagba Akanke.
Akanke, he explained, is an indigene of Sokoto State who sat for the examination at the Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex in the Apapa area of Lagos State.
While presenting a breakdown of the outcome of the examination, the minister stated that the ministry was working to ensure that all admissions were concluded by July 1.
“The NCEE still remains one of, if not the most, competitive examinations into secondary schools in Nigeria, administered every year to Nigerian children both at home and abroad,” Adamu 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 is 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.”