NECO Postpones Common Entrance Examination, Announces New Date

NECO Postpones Common Entrance Examination, Announces New Date

- NECO has updated common entrance candidates about new changes in its exam timetable

- The organisation disclosed reasons for the postponement of the common entrance exam

- The council advised candidates, parents, guardians, and relevant stakeholders to take note of the new development

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the postponement of its national common entrance examination (NCEE) into federal unity colleges.

NECO postpones common entrance examination, announces new date
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The examination body made the announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 19, through its spokesperson Azeez Sani, via Twitter.

Sani said the exams earlier scheduled to hold on May 29, 2021, will now take place on June 5, 2021.

He explained that the papers were postponed due to low registration figures.

According to the spokesperson, the measure was to allow states with low registration of candidates to register more applicants.

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Sani said:

“The National Examinations Council (NECO) has rescheduled the 2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges to Saturday 5th June, 2021 as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education,” the statement read.
“The Examination which was initially scheduled for Saturday 29th May, 2021, was rescheduled to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register their candidates for the examination.''

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NECO stated that the registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination.

The exam body advised candidates, parents, and guardians to download the new examination timetable from the council’s website.

Meanwhile, in a move that bodes well for parents, guardians, and students, the Senate has waded into the controversial policy by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in which NIN was made compulsory for registration.

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The Senate has called on necessary authorities including JAMB, the Ministry of Education, and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to review the implementation of the policy.

Also, the lawmaker demanded the extension of the JAMB registration deadline until there is a seamless and well-organized process for obtaining the NIN.

The Senate said there must be a simplified process for students to register for NIN in their schools.


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