The federal government has announced the cancellation of entrance interviews into Federal Government Colleges. After the government decided to scrap post-UTME, they have deemed it fit to cancel entrence examination into unity schools but this would take effect from the 2017/2018 academic session.
FG To Scrap Entrance Examination Into Unity Schools
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said,”The second test is an unnecessary additional financial burden on parents/guardians,”.
He continued saying “The era of multiple examinations attracting prohibitive fees cannot be accommodated by the Buhari administration, especially against the backdrop of government’s determination to increase access to education as a platform for breaking the cycle of poverty,” the statement read.
The minister then encouraged that the National Examination Council, NECO should fortify its examination dealings to bring out the best admission into unity schools instead of numerous and multiple examinations just for pupils to enter secondary schools.
The former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili praised the decision and also emphasized on the need to renovate the education system in other to avoid a breakdown of the education sector.