The Federal Government has approved the release of admission into Junior Secondary School 1 of the 104 federal government colleges in the country.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who disclosed this in a statement, said the release of the admission list followed the 2018 selection exercise for placement of qualified candidates held recently in Owerri, Imo State.
According to Echono the selection exercise employed the national merit criteria of 60 percent, with a cut-off score of 146 and above, as well as equality of state of 30 percent of the colleges’ carrying capacity.
He said insecurity in the north-east and north-west zones of the country affected the filling of the colleges’ capacity.
The Permanent Secretary said the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, had also approved for supplementary examination to be held tentatively on August 11, for such colleges to enable them to fill their vacancies.
“Candidates are therefore requested to check their result at the federal ministry of education, Abuja, all federal government colleges and also online at www.education.gov.ng or www.fmeinterviewtest.com,” he said.