According to reports, no fewer than 75,635 candidates nationwide on Saturday participated in the National Examinations Council entrance exam in the thirty-six states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Abubakar Gana, Acting Registrar of the examination Council, said the candidates sat for the examination in 457 centres across the country, including one centre in Port Novo, Benin Republic.
He said that the results of the examination would be released on Wednesday by the Council through the Ministry of Education, urging parents to check the NECO’s website for the results.
Reports revealed that Lagos state recorded the highest number of registered candidates with 23,459 candidates while Zamfara state had the lowest with 59 candidates.
“The results are expected to be released by NECO to the Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, after which the ministry will direct NECO to release them to the public after the selection exercise.
“Candidates are to check the status of their admission both at the various Federal unity colleges and online via the NECO website as soon as the release of the results is announced,” the Registrar stated.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who monitored the examination in Abuja, said that the FG had begun the renovation and rehabilitation of 104 Unity Colleges across the country.
Adamu said the rehabilitation included replacement of broken toilets, ceilings, creation of additional classrooms and renovation of existing ones.