The revelation made by the Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, explained why the cut-off marks for the National Common Entrance Examination(NCEE) into unity colleges varies from state to state.
Professor Garba who address newsmen in Abuja after he concluded monitoring activity during the National Common Entrance interview into Federal Government Colleges, state that it was not actually the score alone that determines whether a child qualifies or not, he was quoted saying “In every state, ranking is done; if you want to admit 6000 students in a state for instance, then you rank from the score of the first person to where the score of the 6000th person stops and that becomes the cut-off mark.
“Performances vary from state to state; you hear parents say I am from so and so state and my child score high but was not admitted but another child from another state was admitted. It is so because the cut -off marks for such disadvantaged states are usually lower; there is a clear cut criteria and it is only for the parents to know the criteria. These schools are unity colleges which means you must take along all parts of the country,” he said.
The registrar concluded that it became mandatory for every part of Nigeria to be adequately represented in the Unity schools. This development led to the variance in cut-off marks from state to state.
Our Source: (NAN)