Federal Government, yesterday, released the result of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination for admission into its unity colleges with an indigene of Sokoto State clinching the highest score.
No fewer than 68,000 pupils from various schools across the country participated in the examination conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO).
Permanent Secretary, David Adejo, who represented Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the release at a press briefing in Abuja.
He revealed that the candidate with the highest score of 201 was Ajidagba Akanke. Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto State, sat for the examination at Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex, in the Apapa area of Lagos State.
He disclosed that 71,738 pupils registered for the exercise consisting 34,030 males and 37,708 females. He added that 68,638 pupils sat for the examinations, while 3,100 were absent.
He noted that Lagos State had the highest number of candidates with 19,518, out of which 18,787 sat for the examination and 731 were absent. Federal Capital Territory was second with 8,623 registered candidates, out of which 8,317 sat for the exercise, while 306 were absent.
Adamu also disclosed that Anambra State came third with 5,335 registered candidates, out of which 5,070 sat for the exam and 265 were absent.
He said the state that registered the least number of candidates was Kebbi, with 74 candidates. The ministry said it would ensure all admission processes are completed on or before Friday July 1, 2022.