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Anambra leads in common entrance exam

By Mohammed Abubakar (Abuja) and Uzoma Nzeagwu (Awka)   |   26 May 2017   |   4:22 am

Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has refuted reports that it arrested 10,000 candidates during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test in Anambra State.

JAMB denies arrest of 10,000

The Ministry of Education yesterday released the results of the 2017 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into 104 Federal unity schools and disclosed that two candidates from Anambra State scored the highest marks.

Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hussaini Adamu said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu lauded the National Examination Council (NECO) for the prompt release of the results to the state’s ministries of education and NECO zonal offices across the country.

Of the 80,421 candidates that registered for the examination, only 77, 512 of them actually took the examination, held on April 8, 2017 Details of the results showed that two candidates from Anambra State, Emeka-Egbuna Chinecherem C. and Onubogu Chinazom Joyce scored 189 marks out of 200 being the highest marks, while eight candidates scored the least with four marks.

Queens College, Yaba, Lagos recorded the highest subscription with 5524, while the least subscribed college was FGGC, Monguno in Borno State with only 21 candidates.

Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has refuted reports that it arrested 10,000 candidates during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test in Anambra State.

It, however, said to set the records straight only seven suspected students were arrested for impersonation by security men during the examination.

The report further alleged that JAMB made the disclosure but said there was no disruption in any of the examination centres.




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