Unity Colleges: Students enrollment drop from 5,000 to 574 in Kano - Minister - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Unity Colleges: Students enrollment drop from 5,000 to 574 in Kano - Minister

The Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman has decried low enrolment of students into Federal Unity Colleges among Northern States, especially Kano State.

This was as he said record as at last year shows the enrollment dropped from 5,000 to 574 in the state.

Prof. Mamman stated this while speaking during an Advocacy and Sensitization Visit to Kano State Ministry of Education aimed at boosting enrollment for the National Common Entrance Examination( NCEE) and Gifted Examination in to Federal Unity Colleges.

In a statement by the DireƧtor Public Enlightenment, Kano State Ministry of Education, Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru quoted the Minister saying despite the fact that Federal Unity Colleges were founded to provide secondary school education of high standard, most of the Northern States are left behind in terms of filling their quota.

The Minster represented by the Deputy Director and Head Junior Secondary Education Mrs. Edith Osanyinpeju  revealed that statistics made available to the Ministry by the National Examination Council (NECO) indicated that most states in the Northern part of the country had low enrollment in the National Common Entrance Examination and Gifted Examination.

"Kano was the first among Northern States to introduce such sensitization campaign on students enrollment in to Federal Unity Colleges during which the state was having higher percentage among it's counterpart but as of some  years back, the enrollment had changed " Said Tahir.

According to the Minister, last year, record shows that enrollment of students in to Federal Unity Colleges in Kano was just 574 candidates compared to 5000 candidates enrolled when this campaign was intensified in the state.

He explained that the essence of the advocacy visit was therefore to solicit for the unwavering support and commitment of all stakeholders, parents and guardians in boosting enrollment for the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination to ensure full utilization of the State quoter in to the Federal Unity Colleges.

"It is on this premise that the Federal Ministry of Education decided to bring stakeholders, parents and guardians together as part of its mandate to sensitize the community on the importance of quality of education in the lives of our children, especially when the Entrance Examination for admission into the Federal Unity Colleges is coming up in April for the National Common Entrance Examination and May for the Gifted Examination.

"It is our desire that the state will put in place all the necessary machinery to assist those in the rural areas and the less privileged in the society, who desire a secondary education that is affordable and of remarkable standard " the Minister urged.

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