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24,416 Candidates To Jostle For 110 Govt. Schools Admission

24,416 Candidates To Jostle For 110 Govt. Schools Admission

Following the recently-conducted National Examination Council (NECO) Entrance Examinations, about 24,416 students who made the 142 cut-off marks are vying for admission into 110 Federal Government Unity Colleges (FUC).

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba who spoke recently at the opening ceremony of the 2020 selection and placement exercise for qualified candidates in Kano, stated that sixty percent of this year’s admission into the FUC would be on merit.​​​​​​

He further added that thirty percent would be on equality just as the remaining ten percent is allocated for exigencies.

In his words “the decision to place greater emphasis on merit is in the best interest of the nation.

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“The ministry’s decision to upload the admission list for successful candidates under the sixty percent national merit and thirty percent equality of states within 72 hours of the release of the 2020 NCEE result is to ensure credibility and douse tension in the society, regarding the admission into the FUCs,” he said

However, the permanent secretary of the ministry, Sonny Echono revealed that six new Science, Technology, and Vocational education have been established to provide more opportunities for all students, regardless of their background.

More information as provided by Daily Trust reveals that out of the  76, 580 candidates who sat for the NCEE exercise, only 24,416 met the cut off marks and therefore, qualified for selection.

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