NECO releases 2020 common entrance examination results
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination
Results pegging the national cut off marks at 142.
Presenting the results to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO,
Godswill Obioma said a total of 70,580 candidates sat for the examination nationwide, out of which 24,416
candidates passed, scoring a minimum of 66.
NECO releases 2020 common Entrance results, The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO,
Prof. Godswill Obioma, while presenting the results to the Minister
of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in Abuja said three students got the highest scores.
They were Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio from Anambra State (199), Onwuamanam Udochukwu from
Enugu State (198) and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun from Lagos State (197).
After receiving the results, Adamu said he was delighted with the speed with which the leadership
of NECO conducted the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination despite the setbacks occasioned
by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the #EndSARS protest.
He said that with the Unity Colleges now 110, admissions carrying capacity has been shored up to
26,625 for the current academic year.
Adamu said, “I understand that a total of 70,580 candidates sat for the examination, out of which 24,416
candidates passed, scoring a minimum of 66. I noted also that the total carrying capacity of our 110 Unity
Colleges now stands 26,625, having added 720 slots with the establishment of six more Federal Science and
Technical Colleges across the six geopolitical zones.
“As has been the tradition for decades, the admission criteria include 60 percent strictly on merit, 30 percent
based on states’ representation in the Unity Colleges and the remaining 10 percent to cover other sundry
considerations such as special needs candidates, gender, local community and biological children of teachers,
PTA, SBMC and old student organizations, etc.
Consequently, in this year’s admission, the 60 percent merit-based admission will come first, followed
by the 30 percent equality of States and 10 percent discretion.
”Adamu said. “I have, therefore, directed that within 72 hours of the receipt of the result, principals are to
complete both the merit based (60%) and 30% equality of states admission.”