Admission into Kano colleges: ‘We do not preferred candidates’
Executive Secretary of Kano State Science and Technical Schools Board, Malan Ahmad Tijjani Abdullahi has said that the Board has no any preferred candidate in gaining admission into its colleges.
He made the assertion while explaining some points related to Entrance Examination to journalists in his office.
Malan Abdullahi explained that under his stewardship, gaining of admission into the Science and Technical Colleges is purely based on merit contrary to the perception of some parents that the Board had bias in the issue.
The Executive Secretary said although he had met an admission process that was marred by irregularities, he was able to address them in his first tenure, citing the introduction of e-Registration and centralizing the purchase of scratch cards as some of the measures taken in that direction.
According to him, other interventions he made in ensuring the provision of a conducive atmosphere for learning was the decongestion of classes which resulted from irregular practices that took place in event of admission where one could find a class with over 100 students.
He called on the parents that have that misconception to dispel it as the Board at times lowers its cut-off marks to even 40 in order to give opportunity to some candidates, saying that the result sheet of each candidate is always accessible for verification, said Public Relations Officer, Ibrahim Ado Sabari.