Speaking while monitoring the conduct of the exam in Abuja, the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, said that Lagos State had the highest number of candidates with 25,963.
He observed that Zamfara had the least with 103 candidates, while 169 candidates registered from the Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs).
Anwukah said that the number of candidates from IDPs was impressive due to effective war against insurgency that liberated communities.
"Adamawa has 313 regular students; those in IDPs camps; 34, total for Adamawa is 347.
"Borno has 187 regular students; those in IDPs camps; 120, total for Borno is 307; Yobe has 387 regular students; those in IDPs camps; 15, total for Yobe is 402.
"Last year, Lagos had the highest registration with 25, 437; the lowest last year was Borno understandably with 35; the total number of candidates for last year examination was 86, 365.
"As the insurgency problem is easing off, more of our students are registering for NCEE and affording themselves the opportunity to enter Federal Government Colleges," he said.
In his reaction, the NECO Registrar, Prof. Abdulrasheed Garba, said that the results are expected to be released by NECO to the Federal Ministry of Education on April 20.
He advised candidates to check the status of their qualification for the interview test both at the various unity colleges and on-line via NECO website www.mynecoexams.com as soon as the release of results in announced.
Garba said that the Computer Based Test (CBT) was the latest innovation in examinations across the world, adding that the council would migrate to CBT when adequate facilities were put in place. (NAN)
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