The announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at a news conference in Abuja.
Adamu revealed that 24,416 candidates passed the examination, scoring a minimum of 66, while also informing that a total of the 110 Unity Colleges which stood at 26, 625, had added additional 720 slots.
The Minister also disclosed that Umeonyiagu Crucifixio, an indigene of Anambra State, emerged as the overall best student, with a score of 199 out of 200.
He said: “As has been the tradition for decades, the admission criteria include 60 percent on merit, 30 percent based on states’ representation in the unity colleges and the remaining 10 percent covers other sundry considerations.
“Consequently, in this year’s admission, the 60 percent merit-based admission will come first, followed by the 30 percent equality of states and 10 percent discretion.
“I have, therefore, directed that within 72 hours of the receipt of the results, all principals are to complete both the merit-based (60 percent) and the 30 percent of the equity of states’ admission.”
Recall that the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Unity Colleges started on October 17, 2020.