- NECO on Monday, May 30, gave a window of grace for students who are yet to register for the SSCE
- The council in a statement on Monday announced that it has extended the deadline for registration ahead of its examination till Monday, June 20
- The examination governing body also informed students that they will be tested in not less than 76 subjects
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced its decision to extend the registration period of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates.
NECO in a statement seen by The Punch on Monday, May 30, said the new deadline for the registration is Monday, June 20.
The council noted that the examination will begin on Monday, June 27.
The statement said:
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“State Ministries of Education, Principals, Commandants, and all stakeholders are enjoined to note that there would be no further extension after that.
“The 2022 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination will commence on 27th June 2022, and end on Friday 12th August 2022.
“Candidates are to be examined in 76 subjects during the examination."
The statement was shared by NECO's head of information and public relations division, Azeez Sani on Twitter on Monday.
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Asked why the deadline for registration was extended, a senior staff of NECO explained that the governing body is giving the period of grace to students who wish to register for the examination but are yet to do so for whatever reason.
The staff noted that the council is being lenient so that more students will take part in the examination.
NECO begins 2022 common entrance registration
Meanwhile, registration for the 2022 NECO for admission into JSS I of Federal Unity Colleges has commenced.
This was announced by the council through its registrar, Dantani Wushishi, on the body's website.
Wushishi said the registration was only for pupils who would not be less than 10 years of age by September 2022.
The announcement read:
“National Examinations Council wishes to inform the general public that registration for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination for Admission into Federal Government Unity Colleges has commenced.
“Registration fee is N4,500 per candidate, while payment should be made into NECO treasury single account through ATM card, bank branch, USSD, internet banking or wallet."
NECO 2021: List of states where schools were derecognised for mass cheating
Earlier, NECO had released the results of the 2021 SSCE.
While announcing the release of the results, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the registrar of NECO, shared some statistics regarding the exam.
Wushishi said some schools in some states were derecognised for two years for their involvement in mass cheating.