*Fixes May 14 For Admissions
*June 13, 14 For Supplementary Admissions
*Schools Resume 2nd Week Of September
By Dayo Adesulu
The Federal Government has released results of the 2019/2020 common entrance examination conducted April 27 into the 104 Unity Schools across the country.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu who announced this yesterday (Tuesday) in Abuja also said: ”May 14 has been fixed for admissions into the 104 Unity Schools, June 13,14 for Supplementary admissions, as schools resume second week of September.”
While promising to give the admission process the maximum attention it deserves, he said:
”We are mindful of the anxiety on the part of parents to get admission for their wards into our schools. “We are equally conscious that some of our competitors (private schools) are ahead of us in terms of the conduct of their 2019/2020 admissions.
”The good news is that our schools have an edge over most of the private schools in terms of qualified teachers and facilities among other variables. Even at that, we are not taking anything for granted. “For next year’s admission, we shall adjust the exam schedules to ensure that children get their admission letters before the end of April.”
Speaking on the criteria for admission, Adamu said that National Merit would be 60 per cent, Equality of States, 30 per cent and other factors as10 per cent.
He explained that candidates who applied for schools outside of their states of origin would be given priority in line with the ideals of the founding fathers of Unity Schools.
His words: ”It is the hope of government that every graduate of our Unity Schools should be able to speak at least one Nigerian language outside his/her mother tongue in the course of his/her six year programme.
“In terms of the admission exercise, it will commence on the 14th of May 2019, with the first batch of admissions coming as from the first week of June.
“Supplementary admissions will take place between the 13th and 20th of July 2019. By the second week of September, the gates of all our 104 Unity Schools will be opened for resumption.”