Education Minister receives official results of NCEE…as female students came 1st, 2nd position

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By Joy Odor

The Education Minister, Alhaji Adamu Adamu has officially received the results of the just concluded 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission into the 114 Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Unity Colleges.

The Secretary to the Ministry, Mr David Adejo who received the results on behalf of the Minister from the Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Professor lbrahim Dantani Wushishi in Abuja on Monday during the press briefing mentioned that a female indigene of Sokoto State, Ajidapa Mariam Akanke who sat for the exam in Ikoyi, Lagos State scored the highest with 201.

The Minister informed that another female candidate from Akwa Ibom State, Obot Idara came second with a score of 200, beating the male candidates in the 2022 NCEE.

Alhaji Adamu who pointed out that the lowest score in the exam was 1 by 15 candidates across the states, narrated that a total number of 71,738 candidates sat for the exam nationwide.

“A total number of 37,703 female candidates sat for the exams indicating progress in the drive for increase enrollment in girl-child education and recording success on gender parity. Only 96 percent of registered candidates sat for the examination with 4 percent of them absent”

“Lagos State had the highest numbers of candidates with 19,518, followed by the Federal Capital Territory with 8623 candidates, Anambra State 5335 candidates. Zamfara State ranked fourth with a total registration of 4500 candidates but only 3500 of the pupils sat for the examinations. The common entrance exams held on 7th of May, 2022 held in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo” he said.

The Minister therefore directed that the Senior Secondary Education Department should ensure that all admission processes into Unity Colleges are completed on or before Friday 1st July, 2022.

He also directed that the schedule for the National Common Entrance Examination shall be in April of every year while admission processes must be completed by the end of May.

Earlier, the Registrar of the National Examination Council NECO, Professor Dantani Wushishi said the results of the 2022 Unity Schools exam is an improvement over the 2021 results with remarkable performance from the female candidates.

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