NECO releases 2023 common entrance exam results

The National Examination Council (NECO), on Wednesday, released the results of the 2023 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE).

The examination is conducted annually for pupils who intend to secure admission into the Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) otherwise known as Unity Schools.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejoh, told journalists at a press conference in Abuja, on Wednesday, that 72,865 pupils registered for the examination compared to 71,738 for 2022, but 69,829 pupils sat for the examination, while 3,036 pupils were absent.

Expectedly, Lagos State had the highest number of registration with 18,644 pupils, while Taraba State had the lowest registration with 102 pupils.

With 38,801 female registrants against 34,064 males, the Permanent Secretary said that appreciative progress was being made in bridging gender parity.

He confirmed that 76 pupils had the highest score of 203; while the lowest score was the 01 mark which was scored by six pupils.

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