Anambra protests high cut-off mark for Unity Schools

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi

The cut-off mark for Anambra is 139.

The Anambra State Government said on Thursday that the high cut-off mark allocated to candidates from the state, seeking admission into Federal Government’s Unity Schools was not acceptable.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Uju Okeke, made the disclosure in Awka.

Mr. Okeke said that the state was not comfortable with the cut-off point imposed on candidates from Anambra, arguing that the high mark amounted to denying children from Anambra equal access to the Unity Schools.

“The cut-off mark for Anambra is too high. I do not know the criteria but it is not acceptable to us. It is injustice.

“Making Anambra child to score 139 points in an examination some other states are expected to score as low as four points, nine points, and 12 points is not just.

“It puts so many tasks on them, and it does not encourage fair competition which engenders equal development of the Nigerian child.

“We shall register our protest about it with the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja during our seminars,’’ she said.

It will be recalled that the Federal Ministry of Education last week announced the cut-off marks for entrance into the Unity Schools, following the release of examination results by the National Examination Council, organisers of the common entrance examinations.


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