Education Minister Adamu Adamu said Wednesday that the federal government is worried about the low number of applicants for admission to its 104 colleges.
The Minister, Mrs. Priscillia Ihuoma, spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, has just announced that 28 members of the State of Zamfara are enrolled in the 2018 Joint National Examination. ;Entrance.
Adamu said that he had opened the portal until April 13th.
The states of Taraba, Kebbi and Zamfara had the lowest number of candidates for the entrance examination. While Taraba had 95 candidates, Kebbi had 50.
104 federal government colleges on Saturday, April 14, the minister expressed concern about the low number of registrations on the exam so far, “the statement said.
According to him, the minutes of a meeting of key players in the education sector indicated that there were candidates in 2018 to 71,294 candidates against 80,421 having passed the exam in 2017.
“Lagos with 24,465 candidates, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with 7,699 people and Rivers State with 4,810 subjects respectively.
“On the other hand, three states registering an extremely low number of registrations are: Zamfara with only 28 candidates, Kebbi, 50 and Taraba, 95 candidates respectively.”