When Spock is in front of the ministers being told that he was accepted into the science academy, they appear confused or irritated by his application to Starfleet. Spock says that "it seemed logical to cultivate multiple options". A minister replies that it was "logical, but unnecessary".
Their disdain for Spock, or at least his human mother, is apparent in the scene. However, it seems that it would be illogical to make an unnecessary choice. Was the minister trying to say that Spock should have known that he'd get into the Science Academy? If not, what was the intention behind the "unnecessary" in that scene?