The Federal Government has released the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) results.
The examination was conducted by National Examinations Council (NECO) for admission into the first year of Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Unity Colleges.
Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, presented the results to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu , in Abuja on Monday.
Announcing the release of the results, Adamu said, the 2022 NCEE, held on Saturday 7th May, 2022 in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo.
The minister, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, David Gender, urged parents/guardians to visit NECO website: www.neco.gov.ng for details of the results of their children/wards.
He said Ajidagba Mariam Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto state with registration number 542121DG scored 202 as the highest marks while Obot Abundance Idara, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, with registration number 550470BF came second with 200 scores.
“The lowest score was 01 mark, and this was scored by fifteen candidates from various states. The state that registered the least number of candidates is Kebbi State, with 74 candidates”, he said.
According to the Minister, a total number of 71,738 pupils, 34,030 males and 37,708 females, registered for the examination.
He said 68,638 (96 per cent) sat for the examinations, while 3,100 (4 per cent) 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”, he added.
Adamu said the ministry would ensure that all admission processes are completed on or before Friday 1st July, 2022