Only about 30 , 000 candidates out of the 92 , 591 that took the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination across the country would be offered admission in its 104 Colleges, the Federal Government has said .
The government explained that the carrying capacity of the institutions was only 30 , 000 , a development that would frustrate the quest of over 60 , 000 others who took the examination .
The Minister of Education , Mallam Adamu Adamu , and Permanent Secretary , Sonny Echono , stated these in Abuja while monitoring the conduct of the examination .
They were accompanied by the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examination Council , Prof . Godwill Obioma .
The minister said only about 30 ,000 out of the 92 , 591 candidates might be offered admission , representing a ratio of about one out of three candidates .
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 despite COVID – 19 pandemic that hindered most activities , more than 92 , 000 candidates registered for the examination as against the 75 , 000 candidates who took it in 2019 .