Registration for SSCE ends June 25 – NECO

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said the June 25 deadline for the registration of the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination, (SSCE) for internal candidates remains sacrosanct. A statement issued on Wednesday by the examination body and signed by its head of information and public relations division, Azeez Sani, urged relevant stakeholders including states’ education ministries, school owners and managers, among others, to ensure strict compliance. The statement reads in part: “The National Examinations Council (NECO) will not extend the registration period for the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE)…

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‘Our Registrar, Prof Obioma, died of heart failure, not killed’ – NECO

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has refuted claims that its Registrar, Godswill Obioma, was assassinated. NECO, in a statement issued by its Director of Human Resources, Abdul Mustapha, yesterday, said Obioma died of a brief illness. According to the statement, Mustapha stated that the son of the deceased had informed the management of the agency that his father was not assassinated but died in his sleep as a result of heart failure. The statement was signed by Godswill Obioma the second, and addressed to the Council’s Director of Human Resources.…

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NECO shifts exam over #EndSARS protest

The National Examination Council (NECO) has rescheduled its Oct. 19, Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) following #EndSARS protest. Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. “This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the NECO has been constrained to reschedule the Paper one Computer Studies Practicals earlier scheduled to take place on Oct. 19, to Nov. 16. ​”This unforeseen incident has been caused by the #EndSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport…

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NECO releases 2020 exams timetable

The National Examinations Council has released the date and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations. This was disclosed in a statement made on Tuesday by NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma, stating that the examinations will start on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. During a press conference at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital, Obioma noted that the exam body has scheduled the BECE for Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November 2020. The statement reads below: “NECO SSCE will take place…

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FG announces dates for NECO, NABTEB

The Federal Government has announced the dates of the examinations for students in various graduating classes in the country. These include the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for students in SSS 3, and the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations. Others are the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 students, and the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for intending primary school applicants into Unity Colleges. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the dates in a…

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