The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of pupils who wrote 2020/2021 National Common Entrance Examination and also added national cut-off marks as 142.
After the results were presented to the Minister of Education by Godswill Obioma, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Adamu Adamu said that the total number of 70,580 candidates wrote the exams but 24,416 candidates passed.
He also added that top three pupils that had the highest scores were Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio, Anambra, Onwuamanam Udochukwu, Enugu, and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun, Lagos.
Umeonyiagu Chinua scored 199, Onwuamanam Udochukwu scored 198 and Salaam Mariam scored 197.
Also, he noted that 16,713 candidates were absent from the exams as a result of the #EndSARS protest that blocked their ways from arriving at at exam centres.
Moreover, he stated that the admission capacity has been increased up to 26,625 since the Unity colleges are now 110 in number and he also spoke about the procedures to be followed in the admission process.
“As has been The tradition for decades, the admission criteria include 60% strictly on merit, 30% based on state’s representation in the unity colleges and the remaining 10% to cover other sundry considerations such as special needs candidates, gender, local community and biological children of teachers, PTA, SBMC and old students organization,” Adamu said.
“I have therefore, directed that within 72 hours of the receipt of the result, principals are to complete both the merit based (60%) and 30% equality of states admission.”