Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has approved the release of admission into Junior Secondary School 1 of the 104 Federal Government Colleges in the country.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

Echono said the release of the admission list followed the 2018 selection exercise for placement of qualified candidates into Junior Secondary School One (JSS1) held recently at Owerri, Imo.

He said the selection exercise employed the national merit criteria of 60 per cent, with a cut-off score of 146 and above and equality of state of 30 per cent of the colleges’ carrying capacity.

He said due to the effect of insecurity in the North East and North West zones of the country which affected the filling of the colleges’ capacity.

The minister had also approved for supplementary examination to be held tentatively on August 11, for such colleges to enable them fill their vacancies.

“Candidates are therefore requested to check their result at the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, all Federal Government Colleges and also online at or,” he said.