Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, who disclosed this to newsmen when he led top officials of both the ministry and NECO on monitoring of the examination, said a total of
Over 92,000 candidates, Saturday wrote the 2019/2020 Common Entrance Examination of National Examination Council NECO, for admission into unity schools.
92,591 candidates participated in the examination that took place in 639 centres in the country.
The minister expressed satisfaction in the conduct of examinations just as he said he was happy over the compliance of the examination centres and candidates to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
According to him, the federal government had taken note of areas of improvement in planning for future examinations.
Adamu assured that the results of the common entrance examination will soon be released for commencement of the first term, saying such development would bridge the gaps in studies created by pandemic following the closure of schools.
Also speaking, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Education, Arch. Sonny Echono said the current carrying capacity of the 104 federal government colleges is 30,000.
Echono said the government had established six new colleges towards providing access as well as enhancing available spaces for intending candidates.