THE Federal Government has fixed October 5 to November 10 for the conduct of the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils.
A decision on the schedule was reached after a recent of stakeholders in the education sector, which had approved the August 4 reopening date for Junior and Senior Secondary school level final year students.
Also, the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations is expected to commence on September 21 and end by October 15.
A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong on Thursday, stated that the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Unity Colleges will hold on October 17.
A statement by the Federal Ministry of Education on Monday, July 27, announced that exit classes in the junior and senior secondary schools in the country will reopen on Tuesday, August 4.
According to the Federal Government, the decision was informed by the need to allow the affected students time to prepare for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), which now commences on Monday, August 17.
The government said students will have two weeks to prepare for the WASSCE, the exit examination administered by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). The WASSCE will commence on Monday, August 17.
The government announced the latest decision at the end of a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, commissioners of education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and chief executives of examination bodies.
“Another meeting is to be convened Friday between the Federal Ministry of Education and chief executives of examination bodies, namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.”