FG says NECO exams will hold from Oct 5 to Nov 18

File Photo: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari during a virtual meeting with the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the council chamber, State House Abuja; Thursday June 11, 2020

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government Wednesday said the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for the students would commence on October 5 and end on November 18.

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, disclosed the dates for the examination at the end of a virtual meeting with chief executives officers of examination bodies in the country.

The minister, in a statement by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong, said the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Unity Colleges would hold on October 17.

The ministry also said the Basic Education Certificate Examinations, (BECE) for JSS 3 pupils also conducted by NECO would start on August 24 and end on September 7.

The statement added that registration for NECO (SSCE), which is on-going, would end on September 10 and that there would be no further extension.

The statement said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations would start on September 21 and end by October 15.

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) is scheduled to hold from September 23 to October 17, said the statement.

Idowu Sowunmi