NECO postpones entrance examinations to unity colleges
The registration of candidates would continue until the new examination date
Due to what it represented as low registration figures, the National Examinations Council (NECO) has delayed its national common entrance exam (NCEE) earlier regular to carry on might twenty nine.
This was contained during a statement issued on Wednesday morning by the examination body and signed on its behalf by the top of data and PR division, Azeez Sani.
Mr Sani gave the new date as June five, spoken communication the choice was approved by the federal ministry of education.
Reason for postponement
According to the voice, the figures of candidates recorded up to now area unit under expected. NECO, however, hopes that the one-week extension can offer opportunities for a lot of candidates to use.
“The Examination that was ab initio regular for weekday twenty ninth might, 2021, was rescheduled to relinquish states with low registration of candidates the chance to register their candidates for the examination,” the statement reads partly.
It additional that the registration of candidates would continue till the new examination date.
Though the examination body failed to provide the present figure of candidates, EXPOCODED gathered that the figure presently stands at regarding fifty,000.
This is low compared to seventy,580 candidates that registered for the examination in 2020, tho’ quite sixteen,713 candidates couldn’t sit the examination thanks to the statewide protests against police brutality ravaging the nation at the time.
The examination, that typically holds between might and June, was delayed to October last year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
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NECO has, therefore, appealed to stakeholders to encourage a lot of pupils to register for the examination.
“Candidates, oldsters and guardians area unit suggested to transfer the new Examination program from the Council’s website: World Wide Web.neco.gov.ng,” NECO urged.
The national common entrance exam (NCEE) could be a qualifying examination into Nigeria’s 104 federal unity faculties.
It is one amongst the national examinations being conducted by NECO. Others embody the Senior college Certificate Examination (SSCE) each internal and external diets, and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).