Mariam Sanni, Abuja
Due to insecurity in Northeast and Northwest, the Federal Government has announced that there will be a supplementary examination for the Junior Secondary Schools admission to enable their colleges fill their vacancies.
The FG lamented that the insecurity situation in the North-East and North-West regions affected the admission into the FGCs in the regions.
The Ministry of Education said this while announcing the list of pupils admitted into the Junior Secondary School of the 104 Federal Government Colleges across the country.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, approved the admission, after over 80,000 pupils wrote the entrance examination in April 2018.
In a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the 2018 JSS admission was based on “a national merit criteria of 60 per cent on a cut-off score of 146 and above, and equality of state of 30 per cent.”
Echono said, “The Minister of Education has approved the release of admission into Junior Secondary School 1 of the 104 Federal Government Colleges in the country. This follows the 2018 selection exercise for placement of qualified candidates into the Junior Secondary Schools held in Owerri, Imo State.
“The selection exercise employed the national merit criteria of 60 per cent with a cut-off score of 146 and above, and equality of state of 30 per cent of the colleges’ carrying capacity.
“Due to the effect of insecurity in the North-East and North-West zones of the country which affected the filling of the colleges capacity, the minister has approved for supplementary examination to be held tentatively on August 11 for such colleges to fill their vacancies.
‘’Candidates are requested to check their result at the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, at all the Federal Government Colleges and also online.’’