2022 Common Entrance : Nigerian Government releases results
By, Temitope Mustapha, Abuja
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has announced the release of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination into the 114 Federal Government Colleges across Nigeria.
Releasing the results in Abuja, the Minister said a total number of 71,738 candidates sat for the exam nationwide.
According to the Minister, an indigene of Sokoto State, Northern Nigeria, who sat for the exam in Ikoyi ,Lagos State , Ajidapa Mariam Akanke scored 201, the highest in the 2022 exams.
Another candidate from Akwa Ibom State, Obot Idara scored 200, ranking second in the highest score cadre.
Lowest score was 1 scored by 15 candidates across the states.
Adamu disclosed that 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.
According to him, “ only 96 percent of registered candidates sat for the examination with 4 percent of them absent”
On registration of candidates by states, Adamu said 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.
He added that the common entrance exams held on 7th of May, 2022 held in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo.
Adamu 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.
“The criteria for the selection of qualified candidates into the federal Unity Colleges remain 60percent merit, 30percent Equality of State and 10percent Exigency”
The Minister 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.
The Registrar of the National Examination Council NECO, Prof. 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.
The Minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr David Adejo.
Parents and guardians are to check for their wards result on www.neco.gov.ng.