68,633 Candidates Jostle for Space In  110 Unity Colleges

68,633 Candidates Jostle for Space In  110 Unity Colleges

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

A total of  68,633 out of 71,733 candidates who registered for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE,  will be jostling for slots in the 110 unity colleges in Nigeria.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu disclosed this on Monday while announcing the release of the result of 2022 NCEE which was conducted on Saturday 7th May, 2022 in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo.

He revealed that an indigene of Sokoto State, Ajidagba Mariam Akanke,with registration number 542121DG who sat for the exercise in Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex, Apapa, Lagos, emerged top candidate of the examination with 201 score.

The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry,Mr. David Adejo, said the admission process remains 60 per cent merit, 30 per cent equality of state and 10 per cent exigency.

He added that the female participation and performance only proves that efforts in increasing access to education especially in disadvantaged states was not a waste. 

He added that the schedule for the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) shall be in April of every year, while admission processes must be completed by the end of May. 

“It is hereby directed that the schedule for the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) shall be in April of every year, while admission processes must be completed by the end of May. 

“As you are all aware, it is a common knowledge that our Federal Unity Colleges have become the first port of call for most parents in the country. I want to assure all Nigerian parents that government will continue to do her best to improve on infrastructural development, feeding and teacher quality for effective teaching and learning in our schools,” he added.

Also speaking, the Registrar of NECO, Ibrahim Dantani, who formally presented the results to the Minister of Education,  said there has been remarkable improvement in terms of registration and performance as compared to subsequent years.


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