24,416 Pass 2020 NECO Common Entrance Exams


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced that out of 70,580 candidates that sat for the 2020 common entrance examination into Federal Government Colleges, 24,416 passed the examinations with a minimum of 66 points.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this while eceiving the details of the result from NECO officials in Abuja, expressed delight with the speed with which NECO conducted the examinations despite the setback occasioned by COVID-19 outbreak and #EndSARS protests.

The NECO officials also informed the Minister that 16,714 candidates were absent for the examinations for reasons that could be linked to EndSARS protests.

Adamu, however, expressed happiness that with the establishment of six new Federal Science and Technical Colleges across the country, which provided 720 new slots, the capacity of the Unity Colleges has risen to 26,625.

While presenting the result to the Minister, the Council said that Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio from Anambra state with examination number 311158FE emerged the best candidate with 199 points while Onwuanam Udochukwu with examination number 346066JD came second with 198 points, while Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun with examination number 349257CD came third with 197 points.

Adamu noted that admission will be given strictly based on 60 per cent  merit, 30 per cent based on states’ representation in the Unity Colleges and 10% to cover other sundry considerations.

“I have, therefore, 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’ admissions. The selection meeting to be held at a designated date and venue will deal with the shopping and swapping of candidates to meet the 30% states representation as much as possible.





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