Secondary Schools

National Common Entrance Cut Off Mark For Unity Schools 2023/2024

Federal Government Secondary Schools (Unity Schools) cut off mark is a major criteria which determines candidates that will be offered admission or not into any of the 104 unity schools in Nigeria after the National Common Entrance Examination has been conducted.

Kindly note that the 2023/2024 NCEE minimum mark is not yet out by the Federal Government. However, you can use the 2020/2021 cut off mark below to have a clue and to know if your ward stand a chance to be admitted. I will update this post once the minimum score is out. The national cut off marks for 2020/2021 has been peg at 142.

Update: You can now check the 2023 unity schools admission status.

In 2023 National Common Entrance Examination, 76 pupils had the highest score of 203, while six pupils recorded the lowest score of a single mark. The total score is graded over 210 i.e. the total score for all the subjects is 210.

According to the minister for education, the admission criteria for selection set by FG for unity schools is as follows:

  • National merit or the cut off mark would take 60%, which implies that those admitted are those who meet the cut off mark set.
  • Equality of state 30%, which implies state level minimum score. So, catchment area or state of origin might be considered.
  • and other factors (exigency) 10%.
  • Candidates who apply for schools outside their state of origin would be given priority

It is also worthy to let you know that each Federal Government Secondary Schools are more competitive than the other. King’s College, Queen’s College, FGCS Benin, FGCS Akure, etc. are among the best federal secondary schools in Nigeria and are highly competitive. This is so because of the performance of the students in WASSCE and national competitions. Also the volume of applicants seeking JSS 1 admission into the schools is high.

So apart from the unity schools cut off mark, the admission will favour those in the top percentile. Meaning that candidates that score more than the minimum required mark in the national common entrance examination (NCEE) will be given preference over those that manage to meet the cut off point.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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