- NECO's national common entrance examination results have been released
- The announcement was made on Monday, November 16, by NECO's chief executive, Godwill Obioma
- Obioma revealed that among the highest scores in the examinations are 199, 198 and 197 out of 200
The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday, November 16, released the 2020/2021 national common entrance examination results and pegged the national cut-off marks at 142.
This was revealed in a presentation by the chief executive of NECO, Godswill Obioma, during a conference in Abuja attended by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu.
From Obioma's report, 70,580 candidates sat for the examination throughout Nigeria, 24,416 candidates passed with a minimum score of 66, Channels TV reports.
The council's boss also disclosed that among those who scored the highest results were the following candidates: Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio (199 out of 200 marks), Onwuamanam Udochukwu (198 marks) and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun (197 marks).
Adamu, on his part, ordered a thorough investigation on the absence of 16,713 candidates who were reported to have been prevented from showing up due to the EndSARS protests.
Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council released the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination on Monday, November 2.
In a tweet on Sunday, November 1, the body wrote:
“This is to inform candidates that sat West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2020 that the results of that exam will be released by@waecnigeria tomorrow, Monday, November 2, 2020 by 10:30am.”
TEC3, SS3, JSS3, Primary six students have since returned to school to kick off preparations in earnest, but not without the total compliance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health in the wake of the pandemic.
Schools were asked to ensure they have a source of flowing water, soap for washing of hands, hand sanitizers and a device for checking temperature. All of these were present at the schools that were visited.
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