He said, “A total number of 71,738 pupils registered, with 34,030 being males and 37,708 being females. Ninety-six percent (68,638) pupils sat for the examinations. Four per cent (3,100) were absent.
“The state that registered the highest number of candidates is Lagos State with 19,518, out of which 18,787 sat and 731 were absent.
The FCT was second with 8,623 candidates that registered, out of which 8,317 sat, while 306 were absent.
“Anambra State came third with 5,335 candidates that registered, out of which 5,070 sat and 265 were absent. Zamfara State was fourth with 4,500 candidates registered, out of which 3,745 sat and 755 were absent.
“The candidate that scored the highest marks is Ajidagba Akanke, an indigene of Sokoto State with registration number 542121DG. Her centre was Oshodi Junior Secondary School, Tolu Complex, Apapa, Lagos, and her score is 201.
“Obot Idara an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, with registration number 550470BF came second. Her centre was State College Ete, Ikot Ekpene Centre, and she scored 200.
“The lowest score was 01 mark, and this was scored by 15 candidates from various states. The state that registered the least number of candidates is Kebbi State, with 74 candidates.”
While urging parents/guardians to visit the NECO website: www.neco.gov.ng for details of the results of their children, Adamu said the admission criteria for selection of qualified candidates into the colleges are: 60 per cent, merit; 30 per cent, Equality of State, and 10 per cent, Exigency.