NECO Releases 2023 Common Entrance Exam Results

Mariam Adeoye

The National Examination Council (NECO), on Wednesday, released the results of the 2023 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE).

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo, made this known at a press conference in Abuja, on Wednesday. A total of 72,865 pupils registered for the examination compared to 71,738 for 2022, but 69,829 pupils sat for the examination, while 3,036 pupils were absent with Lagos State having the highest number of registration with 18,644 pupils while Taraba State had the lowest registration with 102 pupils.

With 38,801 female registrants against 34,064 males, Adejo said we are making progress with bridging gender parity.


He confirmed that 76 pupils had the highest score of 203; The lowest score was 01 mark and this was scored by six pupils.

He thanked everybody that contributed to the success of the examination, starting from the management and staff of NECO, the examination monitors, markers and of course the Journalists that monitored the examination. He said the conduct of the exam was hitch-free and it indicates that NECO is improving in the delivery of its examinations.