NECO Conducts Entrance Examination For Unity College Applicants
The 2015 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Government Colleges and Federal Science and Technical Colleges was held yesterday (Saturday) nationwide. The NECO examination which was earlier scheduled for March 21st was postponed till Saturday, April 25th because of the general elections. According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. MacJoch Nwaobiala, ... Continue Reading
The NECO examination which was earlier scheduled for March 21st was postponed till Saturday, April 25th because of the general elections.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. MacJoch Nwaobiala, a total of 86,365 candidates registered for the exam.
The statistics showed that Lagos State topped the list with 25,437 registered candidates while Borno State kept the rear with 55 candidates as a result of security challenges in the state.
Dr. Nwaobiala said that the entrance examination took place in 420 centers nationwide including Abia, Imo and Taraba, states where supplementary elections were taking place.
He also assured that adequate security measures where put in place in all the centers, especially in Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Borno to ensure a hitch free conduct of the examination.
The National Examination Council is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and December/January respectively.
History of NECO:
NECO was created by former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar in April 1999. It was the first Federal organization to offer subsidized registration to academic candidates in Nigeria.
NECO was mandated to take over the responsibilities of the National Board of Education Measurement (NBEM). Its maiden examination took place in mid-2000.
NECO is headed by a Registrar, Promise Okpala, appointed by the President under section 9(1) of its establishing Act. It has six departments, each headed by a director. Each Department has divisions, composed of units. A team of directors and a registrar are the governing body, which is headed by chair Paddy Njoku.