The Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, has revealed that no fewer than 69,000 candidates sat for the just concluded National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) on Saturday, May 7, across the country.
The examination which is organized for the purpose of admitting students into the Federal Governmental Colleges (FGCs) also known as Unity Schools, indicated that Lagos State registered the highest number of candidates with 19,516 candidates, while Kebbi State had the least with 74 candidates.
It was monitored by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejoh, in some school centers in Abuja. The minister expressed satisfaction with the organization and arrangements, which resulted in the success of the examination.
He further assured parents and guardians of transparency, equity, and fairness in the selection and admission of candidates into the Federal Government Colleges.