The federal government, yesterday, announced the release of the results of the 2023 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), into unity schools.
NCEE is for admission into Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Unity Colleges and this year’s edition was written on Saturday 3rd June 2023 in Nigeria, as well as Benin Republic and Togo.
Permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejo, who briefed the press after receiving the results from the registrar of the National Examinations Council, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, said a total of 72,865 pupils registered.
Adejo also said the examination recorded an increase in the number of female students.
He said, “A total of 72,865 pupils registered compared to 71,738 for 2022 with Lagos State having the highest number of 18,644 and Taraba with the lowest of 102.
“With 38,801 female registrants against 34,064 males, we are making progress with bridging the gender parity; 69,829 pupils sat for the examination; 3,036 pupils were absent; 76 pupils had the highest score of 203;
The lowest score was 01 mark and this was scored by six pupils
He commended NECO for ensuring that the conduct of the examination was hitch–free which, according to him indicates that the examination body is improving in the delivery of its examinations while saying the Ministry of Education will ensure that all admission processes are concluded timely and in line with the above criteria.
“As you are all aware, our Federal Unity Colleges have become the first port of call for most parents in the country. Although we are currently facing challenges of infrastructural development, feeding, and teacher quality, I want to assure you that the Federal government is doing its best to ensure better conditions for effective teaching and learning in our schools,” he added.