Out of a total of 92,591candididates that took the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination across the country on Saturday, only 30,000 candidates out of the figure would be offered admission in its 104 Colleges, the Federal Government has said.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono, stated these in Abuja while monitoring the conduct of the examination.
The 30,000 out of 92,591 represents a ratio of about one out of three candidates.
They were accompanied by the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examination Council, Prof. Godwill Obioma.
Adamu said that the examination results would be released as quickly as possible to enable the successful candidates to prepare for resumption early next year.
Echono said COVID-19 pandemic did disturb candidates from coming out in their number saying that 75,000 candidates registered for the exams in 2019