The minister for education, Adamu Adamu announced the release of the 2020/2021 National Common Entrance Examination results during its presentation by Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Godswill Obioma, in Abuja on Monday.
While announcing the release, the Education Minister revealed that a total of 70,580 candidates sat for the examination nationwide, out of which 24,416 candidates passed with a minimum score of 66.
Three pupils recorded the highest scores:
Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixion (Anambra State) -199 out of 200 marks;
Onwuamanam Udochukwu (Enugu State) – 198 out of 200 marks; and
Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun (Lagos State) – 197 out of 200 marks.
During the presentation, NECO announced the absence of 16,713 candidates from the examination due to the EndSARS protests that rocked the country recently.
Admission Criteria Announced by the Minister
Cut off Mark – 142 marks
60% strictly on merit,
30% based on states’ representation in the Unity Colleges and
10% to cover other sundry considerations such as special needs candidates, gender, local community, and biological children of teachers, PTA, School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) and old student organizations, etc.
The minister noted that the admission capacity to unity schools in the country has increased to 26,625 for the current year with the number of unity schools now up to 110.
Further, the Minister for Education directed that within 72 hours of the receipt of the results, principals are to complete both the merit-based (60%) and 30% of equality of states’ admission.