About three thousand and ninety-five out of three thousand, three hundred and fifty pupils in the state scaled through in the just released National Common Entrance examination result for Federal Government Colleges across the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Elder Ochu I. Ochu who stated this while interacting with correspondent, Ezechukwu Adimoha, described the result as one of the best in the history of the state, pointing out that a total number of one thousand, nine hundred and twelve males and one thousand, one hundred and eighty-three females passed the examination.
Elder Ochu disclosed that the examination cut off mark for Abia was eighteen, Ebonyi seventeen, while Akwa Ibom state is sixteen, adding that Abia has the highest number of pupils that sat for the examination more than her neighbouring states.
He disclosed that all Senior and Junior Secondary schools across the country will be re-integrated under one central administrative authority with a view to improving the quality of teaching and learning in the system.
Elder Ochu stressed the need for teachers of Mathematics, English and Sciences to be more committed to their field of studies to inculcate the core value into the students and urged Abia pupils and students to cultivate the habit of hard work and diligence to justify the resources being invested in them.