The National Examinations Council, NECO has announced the release of the 2023 National common entrance examination results.
David Adejo, the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education, gave a breakdown of the examination scores on Wednesday, 12th July 2023 in Abuja after receiving the results from the Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Professor Ibrahim Wushishi.
A breakdown of the result showed that 76 pupils had the highest score of 203 and 6 pupils scored one mark.
“A total of 72,865 pupils registered compared to 71,738 for 2022 with Lagos State having the highest number with 18,644 and Taraba with the lowest of 102.David Adejo – Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education
“With 38,801 female registrants against 34,064 males, we are making progress with bridging the gender parity. 69,829 pupils sat for the examination.
“Also 3,036 pupils were absent; 76 pupils had the highest score of 203 and the lowest score was one mark, and this was scored by six pupils,”
In his speech, Adejoh, assured the public that the federal government were doing their best to ensure better conditions for effective teaching and learning in schools.
This year’s edition of common entrance examinations was written on June 3, 2023, by pupils in Nigeria, to gain admission into Junior Secondary School JSS 1, Federal Unity Colleges.
Story: Rita Bulus