The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2019/2020 National Common Entrance Examination for admissions into the 104 Federal Government Colleges.
Acting Registrar of NECO, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, presented the result of the examination to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Council had conducted the examination nationwide about a week ago.
Adamu while receiving the result, announced that admission exercise would commence on the 14th of May 2019, with the first batch of admissions coming as from the first week of June.
He added that Supplementary admissions would take place between the 13th -20th of July 2019, noting that by the second week of September, the gates of all our 104 Unity Schools would be opened for resumption.
The Minister announced that as part of criteria set by the Government for the admission exercise, national merit would take 60 per cent, equality of state 30 per cent and other factors 10 per cent.
Adamu further revealed that candidates who apply for schools outside of their states of origin would be given priority, saying this was in line with the ideals of the founding fathers of the Unity Schools.
“It is the hope of Government that every graduate of our Unity Schools should be able to speak at least one Nigerian language outside his/her mother tongue in the course of his/her six year programme,” he said.
He assured all Nigerians that the Unity Schools remain the best destination for quality secondary education in the country adding that government was doing more to ensure the rehabilitation and landscaping of our schools, provision of qualified teachers, librarians and laboratories.
He commended the leadership of NECO, not only for successfully delivering on its assignment but also doing so expeditiously.
“On our part, we shall ensure that the admission process is given the maximum attention it deserves. We are mindful of the anxiety on the part of parents to get admission for their wards into our schools.
“We are equally conscious that some of our competitors (private schools) are ahead of us in terms of the conduct of their 2019/2020 admissions.
“The good news is that our schools have an edge over most of the private schools in terms of qualified teachers and facilities among other variables.”
Even at that, we are not taking anything for granted. For next year’s admission, we shall adjust the examination schedules to ensure that children get their admission letters before the end of April,” the Minister added.