2023 Common Entrance: NECO Releases Results, 76 Pupils Shine With Top Scores
NECO Announces Results of National Common Entrance Examination: 76 Pupils Score Highest, 6 Achieve Lowest Marks
The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the release of the results for the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Into unity colleges.
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo, unveiled the outcomes during a press briefing held in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to Mr. Adejo, a total of 69,829 pupils across the country sat for the examination on Saturday, 3rd June, out of the 72,865 registered candidates. Regrettably, 3,036 pupils were absent from the examination, leaving a significant number unable to partake in this essential evaluation.
During the announcement, it was revealed that 76 pupils attained the highest score of 203, displaying remarkable academic prowess.
On the other end of the spectrum, six pupils obtained the lowest score of merely one mark, indicating a need for further educational support. Adejo also emphasized the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, regardless of their academic performance.
Highlighting the registration statistics, Adejo reported that there was a slight increase in the number of pupils compared to the previous year. In 2023, a total of 72,865 pupils registered for the NCEE, compared to 71,738 in 2022.
“A total of (72,865) pupils registered compared to 71,738 for 2022 with Lagos State having the highest number of 18,644 and Taraba with the lowest of 102. With 38,801 female registrants against 34,064 males, we are making progress with bridging the gender parity; Sixty nine thousand, eight hundred and twenty-nine (69,829) pupils sat for the examination, Adejo said.
“3,036 pupils were absent; 76 pupils had the highest score of 203; The lowest score was 01 mark and this was scored by six pupils.”
“I would like to thank everybody that has contributed to making this day possible, starting from the examination council the examination monitors, markers, pressmen who were with us. The conduct of the exam was hitch-free and it indicates that NECO is improving in the delivery of its examinations
“ As you are all aware, our Federal Unity Colleges have become the first port of call for most parents in the country. Although we are currently facing challenges of infrastructural development, feeding, and teacher quality, I want to assure you that the Federal government is doing its best to ensure better conditions for effective teaching and learning in our schools.”