This year’s national common entrance examination has recorded low registration of candidates.
The examination is scheduled to hold on April 14 into 104 unity colleges nationwide.
Education minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disturbed by the low registration, has directed the registration portal provided by the National Examination Council (NECO) to remain open till April 13.
As at March 3, the total number of candidates who had registered for the examination was 71,294, against 80,421 candidates who wrote the 2017 National Common Entrance examination.
Lagos State registered the highest number of 24,465 candidates, followed by federal capital territory with 7,699 candidates and Rivers which registered 4,810 candidates.
The states with lowest number are Zamfara which registered 28 candidates, Kebbi (50) and 95 for Taraba state.