The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has introduced the discharge of the 2019/2020 Nationwide Frequent Entrance Examination for admission to the 104 Unity Faculties throughout the nation.
Adamu, whereas presenting the leads to Abuja on Tuesday, promised to make sure that the admission course of was given the utmost consideration it deserved.
” We’re aware of the nervousness on the a part of mother and father to get admission for his or her wards into our colleges. We’re equally aware that a few of our opponents (personal colleges) are forward of us when it comes to the conduct of their 2019/2020 admissions.
” The excellent news is that our colleges have an edge over a lot of the personal colleges when it comes to certified lecturers and services amongst different variables. Even at that, we aren’t taking something with no consideration.
“For subsequent 12 months’s admission, we will regulate the examination schedules to make sure that kids get their admission letters earlier than the tip of April.”
Adamu highlighted the admission standards as Nationwide Benefit to be 60 per cent, Equality of States as 30 per cent and different elements as10 per cent.
He added that candidates who utilized for colleges exterior of their states of origin can be given precedence in step with the beliefs of the founding fathers of Unity Faculties.
” It’s the hope of the federal government that each graduate of our Unity Faculties ought to have the ability to converse at the very least one Nigerian language exterior his/her mom tongue in the middle of his/her six-year programme.
“By way of the admission train, it is going to begin on the 14th of Might 2019, with the primary batch of admissions coming as from the primary week of June.
“Supplementary admissions will happen between the 13th and 20th of July 2019. By the second week of September, the gates of all our 104 Unity Faculties might be opened for resumption.”
The minister, subsequently, assured Nigerians that the Unity Faculties remained the very best vacation spot for high quality secondary training, including that authorities was doing extra to make sure the rehabilitation and landscaping of the colleges, provision of certified lecturers, librarians and laboratories.
Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the Nationwide Examinations Council (NECO) carried out the Nationwide Frequent Entrance Examination on April 27 for admission to the Unity Faculties.
The results of the train was offered to Adamu by the Appearing Registrar of NECO, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, for publication.