Results of the 2020 National Common Entrance has been released with 24,416 candidates passing the examination.
The 24,416 candidates has scored a minimum of 66, according to the the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the minister said that the total carrying capacity of the 110 unity colleges which stood at 26,625 had added additional 720 slots.
Adamu, who disclosed that the overall best student is Umeonyiagu Crucifixio, an indigene of Anambra, who scored 199 out of 200, said: “As has been the tradition for decades, the admission criteria include 60 per cent on merit, 30 per cent based on states’ representation in the unity colleges and the remaining 10 per cent covers other sundry considerations.
“Consequently, in this year’s admission, the 60 per cent merit-based admission will come first, followed by the 30 per cent equality of states and 10 per cent discretion.
“I have, therefore, directed that within 72 hours of the receipt of the results, all principals are to complete both the merit-based (60 percent) and the 30 percent of equity of states’ admission.”
Presenting the results to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in Abuja, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, said three students got the highest scores.
He gave their names as; Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio from Anambra State (199), Onwuamanam Udochukwu from Enugu State (198) and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun from Lagos State (197).
After receiving the results, Adamu said he was delighted with the speed with which the leadership of NECO conducted the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination despite the setbacks occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the #EndSARS protest.