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Cut-off marks into unity schools differ across Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Education has announced the cut-off marks for admission into the 104 unity schools in Nigeria. However there is disparity in the cut-off marks as candidates from the south eastern part of Nigeria are subjected to high cut-off marks and candidates from the northern part of Nigeria having the least cut-off marks.

The cut-off lists as released by the National Examination Council for the 2020/2021 academic year, show that Anambra state has the highest cut-off of “139 marks for both males and females; Imo 138; Enugu 134, Lagos 133; Delta 131, Ogun 131, Abia 130 and Edo 130” Osun and Oyo states having 127 marks each.

It was observed that the least cut-off marks for Unity Schools are all northern states; Gombe state having 58; Nasarawa 58; Borno 45; Jigawa 44, Bauchi 35; Kebbi has 9 for males and 20 for females; Sokoto has 9 for males and 13 for females; Zamfara has 4 marks for males and 2 for females.

Taraba and Yobe states have the least cut-off marks with Taraba having 3 for males and 11 for females while Yobe has 2 for males and 27 for females.

The differences in the cut-off marks across the country shows that meritocracy has been abolished in the education system and this spell doom for the future of Nigeria education system.

Since some pupils from Anambra state will have to struggle to score at least 139 to be admitted into unity school whereas pupils from Yobe state just need 2 mark to get admitted into the same unity school.

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