NECO has been cancelled starting from next year

Federal Government Monday, cancelled the second
test, otherwise known as National Common Entrance
screening test conducted by the National
Examination Council (NECO) for admission into

Federal Government Colleges.
The cancellation is with effect from the 2017/2018
academic year.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu,
announced the cancellation in a statement signed by
the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations,
Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong.
On reasons for the cancellation, Adamu Adamu
stated that the second test was an unnecessary
additional financial burden on parents/guardians,
describing it as unacceptable.
The Minister said the era of multiple examinations
attracting prohibitive fees could be accommodated
by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration,
especially against the backdrop of government’s
determination to increase access to education as a
platform for breaking the cycle of poverty.
The Minister therefore directed the National
Examinations Council (NECO) to strengthen its
examination processes with a view to achieving a
quality and credible National Common Entrance
Examination for admission into unity schools at the
first test.

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