NECO calls for policy to promote discipline, honesty in schools
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has called on the Federal Government to formulate policies aimed at promoting discipline and honesty among teachers, school administrators and students.
NECO withholds results of 30,000 candidates in Niger over debt
The National Examination Council (NECO) has withheld the results of over 30,000 candidates in public schools in Niger State, due to the inability of the state government to pay their examination fees.
How discriminatory admission criteria, poor performance haunt unity schools
For many parents and stakeholders in the education sector, the public notice by the National Examination Council (NECO) may well be the start of another unending controversy over who eventually makes it onto the final admission list, and from what region of the country.
NECO releases unity schools’ entrance exam result
National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into unity schools. The registrar, Abubakar Gana, presented the results to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja yesterday. According to Gana, 77,832 candidates registered for the examination that took place on April 27, but only 73,347 sat for it. “We…
No clash between JAMB, WAEC timetable – Oloyede
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there is no clash between its timetable and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as being widely speculated and criticised. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, said at an interactive session with Editors in Lagos on Tuesday, that there was no basis for such speculation because the…
NECO releases Nov/Dec 2018 exam results
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2018 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination for external candidates.
Uniform examination for undergraduates?
A suggestion that there should be a uniform examination for final year university students nationwide to address fallen standards does not deserve any further debate because it is flashy. No doubt, the need for the enhancement of the capability of universities in Nigeria to produce good quality graduates has been widely acknowledged among the various…
Examiners reveal how private schools aid exam malpractice
For over two decades, Nigeria’s educational scene has been plagued by examination malpractice. Despite the series of efforts by different examination bodies in the country to tame the scourge, it seems to be assuming new dimensions.
FG slashes JAMB, NECO fees, okays N17 billion for projects
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has slashed the fee of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms from N5,000 to N3,500 effective January next year.
Buhari reduces cost of forms for JAMB, NECO
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of forms for the Joint Admissions Matriculation's Board's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (JAMB UTME), National Examination Council's Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (NECO SSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council…