NECO to start from October 5 to November 18


A comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 has been released by the Federal government.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, made the announcement on Wednesday in Abuja after a series of meetings with chief executives of examination bodies in the country.

According to him, the National Examination Council (NECO) which will start on October 5 and end on November 18.

In a statement released after the meeting, the Education said; “Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1) will run in-between the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, i.e. on Saturday, October 17.

“Registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is ongoing, will end on September 10 and there shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever.

“The statement further indicated that the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, NBAIS, examinations will commence on Wednesday, September 23, and end October 17.

“The Minister, therefore, directed all examination bodies to release details of their examination timetables in the next seven days.

“For the one-day National Common Entrance Examination conducted by NECO, it is compulsory for parents and pupils to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them alcohol-based sanitisers.”

The minister also revealed that the National Business and Technical Examination Board, NABTEB, examinations will start on the September 21 and end by October 15.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on the other hand will begin on August 17.

Graduating students across the country will return to school on August 4th to prepare for the forthcoming examinations.

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