Lagos leads with applicants as 69,828 sit for unity school…

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About 69,828 candidates on Saturday sat for the 2022 Common Examination into the ’s 110 unity colleges.

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

This year witnessed the registration of more female applicants with 36,8555 and 32, 000 male applicants.

Lagos state had the highest number of applicants with 19,516.

Kebbi on the other hand had the least number of applicants with 74, replacing Zamfara State which occupied that position last year.

Minister of , Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to reporters while the examination in the Federal Capital , on Saturday, said the examination ran smoothly across the country.

Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent of the ministry, David Andrew, said the of the monitoring was to help see how the Federal was progressing in of the for establishing the unity .

The Minister said: “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.

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“And from the three schools we have 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 in taking all the applicants but looking in taking the best out of them and there are standards that what you take and how you move it.”

and Officer (CEO) of NECO), Prof. Dantani Wushishi, who said the one week of the examination has actually boosted the enrollment noted that only 74 candidates registered for the examination in Kebbi, which was the lowest for this year.

The registrar said the results for the examination would be soon.

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

The NECO boss added that the council was working out to recover its over N2 billion debt owed by some state governments.

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