Malam Adamu Adamu the Minister of Education, has expressed concern over low candidates’ registration for the National Common Entrance examination into 104 Federal Government Colleges slated for Saturday, April 14.
The Minister, however, instructed that registration portal should remain open till April 13 to enable more eligible candidates register.
According to him, the report of a meeting of major stakeholders in the education sector indicated that as at March 3 total number of candidates registered stood at 71, 294 as against 80,421 that wrote the examination in 2017.
The report further shows three states with highest registrations so far as Lagos with 24,465 candidates, Federal Capital Territory – Abuja 7,699 and River State with 4,810 candidates respectively.
On the other hand, three states with extreme low registration are: Zamfara with only 28 candidates, Kebbi 50 and Taraba 95 candidates respectively.