The National Examination Council, on Monday, released the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination for 2020/2021 Academic session, while putting the national cut off mark at 142.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, presented the results to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.
The organization said that out of 70,580 candidates, 24,416 passed, scoring a minimum of 66.
It also added that about 16,713 candidates were absent from the examination following the EndSARS protests.
Also, the following students were noted for their great scores at the examination : Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio(Anambra State) 199, Onwuamanam Udochukwu(Enugu State) 198 and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun(Lagos State )197.
On his part, Adamu observed that the capacity of the Unity colleges has now expanded following the establishment of more schools.
“I understand that a total of 70,580 candidates sat for the examination, out of which 24,416 candidates passed, scoring a minimum of 66. I noted also that the total carrying capacity of our 110 Unity Colleges now stands 26,625, having added 720 slots with the establishment of six more Federal Science and Technical Colleges across the six geopolitical zones.
“As has been the tradition for decades, the admission criteria include 60 per cent strictly on merit, 30 per cent based on states’ representation in the Unity Colleges and the remaining 10 per cent to cover other sundry considerations such as special needs candidates, gender, local community and biological children of teachers, PTA, SBMC and old students organizations, etc, “ he said