The Federal Government, on Monday, announced the release of the results of the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination into unity schools.
The government said all the admission processes into class one of the Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) in the colleges would be completed on or before July 1.
Lagos State had 19,518 pupils, the highest number registered for the examination.
The Federal Capital Territory came second with 8,623 pupils, while Anambra came third with 5,335 pupils.
Education Minister Adamu Adamu announced the figures at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja after receiving the results from the Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi.
Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, David Adejo Andrew, said Ajidagba Akanke, said to be an indigene of Sokoto State, had the highest score of 201, while Obot Abundance Idara, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, came second with 200 marks.
He said, “This year’s edition was written on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Nigeria, as well as in the Benin Republic and Togo.
“The major highlights of the 2022 NCEE that I wish to bring to our attention include:
“A total number of 71,738 pupils registered, with 34,030 being males and 37,708 being females.”