NECO to combine common entrance tests for unity schools
The National Examination
Council (NECO) says it has
adjusted the National Common
Entrance Examination (NCCE)
for admission into Federal
Government Colleges in line
with the education minister’s
NECO’s FCT Zonal Coordinator,
Abdul Mustapha, who spoke
with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja, said
the first and second tests had
been collapsed into one.
The Minister of Education,
Adamu Adamu, on Monday
announced the cancellation of
the interview test for NCCE
organised by NECO.
Mr. Adamu directed the council
to strengthen its examination
processes with a view to
achieving a quality and credible
NCCE for admission into unity
schools at the first test.
According to the minister,
whatever inputs that are needed
to be made into the first
examination should be done.
He added that multiple
examinations did not
necessarily translate into the
admission of quality pupils into
“In line with the minister’s
directive, NECO has already
taken care of the technical
aspect of the examination by re-
adjusting the first test.
“The first test, which is mainly
achievement test written as
paper one and the second test
which is mainly aptitude test
written as paper two, are to be
written at one sitting within the
same time frame of the existing
“So, from NECO’s perspective, the one exam
will technically yield the same result,’’ he
Mr. Mustapha said that the minister’s
directive was sequel to an earlier
submission by NECO’s Registrar, Prof.
Abdulrashid Garba, to combine the two tests
into one composite examination.
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