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Anambra Tops in 2020/2021 Common Entrance Exam

…As FG Pegs Cut Off for Unity Schools at 142

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba

The 2020/2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) result has been released with Chinua Crucifixio, a native of Anambra State, emerging the overall best with 199 marks. Udochukwu Onwuamanam, a native of Enugu State and Mariam Aderemilekun Salaam, a native of Lagos State, emerged the second best and the third best with 198 marks and 197 marks, respectively.

This is even as the Federal Ministry of Education has pegged the cut off mark of the National Common Entrance Exam (NCEE) for Federal Government Secondary Schools (Unity Schools) at 142.

Briefing the press in Abuja last Wednesday, June 16, the Nigerian Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the cut off mark was a major criterion that would determine the students that would be admitted for their secondary school education into any of the 104 Unity Schools in Nigeria.

According to the minister, the admission criteria set by the Federal Government for Unity Schools pegged national merit (cut off mark) at 60%, equality of state at 30% and other factors at 10%. Mallam Adamu revealed that candidates who applied for schools outside their states of origin would be given priority in the course of the admission.

He explained that apart from the criteria stated above, candidates who scored above the cut off mark in the NCEE would be favoured more than those who struggled to meet the cut off.

Fides reports that Unity School cut off marks for each of the states are Abia-130; Adamawa – 62; Akwa-Ibom – 123; Anambra – 139; Bauchi – 35; Bayelsa – 72; Benue – 111; Borno – 45; Cross River – 97; Delta – 131; Ebonyi – 112; Edo – 127; Ekiti – 119; Enugu – 134; Gombe and Imo – 138.

Others are Jigawa – 44; Kaduna – 91; Kano – 67; Katsina – 60; Kebbi – 9 for male and 20 for female; Kogi – 119; Kwara – 123; Lagos – 133; Nasarawa – 58; Niger – 93; Ogun – 131; Ondo – 126; Osun – 127; Oyo – 127; Plateau – 97; Rivers – 118; Sokoto – 9 for male and 13 for female; Taraba – 3 for male and 11 for female; Yobe – 2  for male and 27 for female; Zamfara – 4 for male and 2 for female, and FCT Abuja – 90.