Lagos Records Highest Score In 2022 Common Entrance Examination

The Center of Excellence, Lagos State has produced the best candidate in the 2022 Common Entrance Examination, according to the results released by the National Examinations Council (NECO).

NECO’s Registrar, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, presented the results to the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in Abuja on Monday.

Mallam Adamu who was represented by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr. David Adejo remarked:
“The candidate that scored the highest marks is Ajidagba Mariam Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto State with registration number 542121DG. Her centre was Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex, Apapa, Lagos, and her score is 201.

“Obot Abundance Idara an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, with registration number 550470BF came second. Her Centre was State College Ete, Ikot Ekpene Centre, and she scored 200”.

The minister said, “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.

“A total number of seventy one thousand, seven hundred and thirty eight (71,738) pupils registered, with 34,030 being males and 37,708 being females.

“96% (sixty eight thousand, six hundred and thirty eight – 68,638) pupils sat for the examinations. 4% (three thousand one hundred – 3,100) 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.

He further said parents/guardians could visit NECO website for details of the results of their children/wards, he also said, the ministry would ensure that all admission processes were completed on or before Friday July 1, 2022.

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