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Unity Schools Record 86,365 Common Entrance Enrolment

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The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Monday Tommy Joshua and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, MacJohn Nwaobiala, while monitoring the conduct of Common Entrance Examination into Federal Unity Schools at Government Secondary School, Wuse Zone three, Abuja… yesterday.

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Monday Tommy Joshua and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, MacJohn Nwaobiala, while monitoring the conduct of Common Entrance Examination into Federal Unity Schools at Government Secondary School, Wuse Zone three, Abuja… yesterday.

About 86,365 candidates registered for this year’s National Common Entrance Examination into Federal Government Unity Colleges and Federal Science and Technical Colleges nationwide, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, MacJohn Nwaobiala, said in Abuja yesterday.

Nwaobila, who monitoring the conduct of the examination in some centers within Abuja, also yesterday, said that Lagos State topped the list with 25,437 registered candidates, while Borno State maintained the rear with 55 candidates.

“The total number from the statistics we have for this year is 86,365. When you break it down, you will see that Lagos state presented the highest number. Lagos presented 25,437 candidates. Maybe, because of the security challenge that we have in a state like Borno state, we have a very low registration. But measures are being taken to ensure that something is done to sure them up”.

The Permanent Secretary explained that adequate arrangements were put in place in Abia, Imo and Taraba states to ensure that the supplementary elections taking place in such areas do not affect the conduct of the examination.

According to the Permanent Secretary, adequate security measures had been put in place in all the 420 centers nationwide, especially in Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Borno, to ensure a hitch free conduct of the examination.

“We believe that we should be looking at education from the rights perspective. Every Nigerian child has the right to education and that is what we want to promote. We have made adequate arrangements to ensure that candidates are taken to safe centers in those states that have security challenges, particularly Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and few other states


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