· Schools resume September 19
THE Federal Government has approved the release of the admission list of successful candidates into the Federal Unity Colleges for the 2016/2017 academic year.
According to the results of the National Common Entrance Examination conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO), only 24,422 candidates were offered admission into the 102 Unity Schools across the country.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who announced the release of the admissions on Thursday, in Abuja, said the list had been posted online via www.fmeinterviewtest.com, and so advised candidates who took part in the National Common Entrance Examination to check their names on the website using their registration numbers.
This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong.
The Minister also announced that the resumption date for all Unity Schools is September 19, 2016
A breakdown of the results indicated that a total of 89,231 candidates took part in the examination out of which 46,869 met the required cut off mark.
Adamu, however, explained that 24,422 candidates were offered admission for the 2016/2017 academic year,
based on the carrying capacity of each college and the approved cut off mark.
It was indicated that Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Bwari, Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Owerri and Federal Government College (FGC) Enugu topped the list with a total of 400 students each, while Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC) Otukpo and Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Tambuwal had the least number of 120 candidates each.