Kebbi registers 74 pupils for 2022 unity school examination

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Only 74 pupils from Kebbi State sat for the 2022 Common Entrance Examination into the nation’s 110 federal government colleges, also known as unity schools on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

It took over from Taraba State which had the least registered number of 113 candidates in 2021.

Lagos State took the lead with 19, 516 applicants out of a total number of 69,828 pupils who wrote the examination.

The examination, organised by the National Examination Council (NECO), took place across the country.

The minister of education, Mr. Adamu Adamu said this year witnessed the registration of more female applicants with 36, 8555 and 32, 000 male applicants.

Adamu, who disclosed this to journalists while monitoring the examination in the Federal Capital Territory, said the exercise ran smoothly across the country.

Adamu, who was represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Mr. David Andrew, said the idea of the monitoring was to see how the federal government was progressing in terms of the basis for establishing the unity colleges.

“So I think for this year we have about 69,828 applicants and again it is a good thing to note that there are more female applicants than male ones. Of the 69,828 applications, we have 36, 8555 female applicants and the balance of over 32000 are male.

“And from the three schools we have visited we went to them unannounced to see what is happening and from the conduct we met there, it is going on very well. We are not looking at taking all the applicants but looking at taking the best out of them and there are standards that measure what you take and how you move it,” Adamu said.

The registrar and CEO of NECO, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, said the one week extension of the examination actually boosted the enrollment.

He said the results of the examination would be released soon.

“So far from the report I got everything is going fine. We are recovering the money that states are owing us little by little and there are processes that we have to pass through if we are not able to get payment from them,” he said.

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