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NECO records over 1.3 million candidates this year

NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi; and others at an exam centre. Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, says that students enrolled for NECO examinations grew from 1.1 million in 2020 to 1.3 million in 2021. This is just as the examination body also linked the rise in enrolment of pupils sitting the NECO examinations to the integrity and credibility of examinations so far conducted. Wushishi, who made this known in Yola on his assessment tour of the conduct of NECO examinations in secondary schools in the North East, promised further reforms to
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Neco set to introduce Computer based Exams

Newly appointed registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Ibrahim Wushishi, says the body would soon begin virtual conduct of its examinations. Mr Wushishi made the disclosure on Thursday in Yola, Adamawa State while on a monitoring tour of the NECO Senior Secondary School Examination ongoing nationwide. The registrar noted that no fewer than 1.3 million candidates are currently writing the exams, an increase from the 1.1 million students who wrote the exams in 2020. He said the increment was indicative of the growing acceptability of the exams among Nigerian students. So far, from what I saw in some
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NECO tells students to expect their results on or before 3rd Sept 2021

The registrar and chief executive officer of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof Ibrahim Wushishi, has promised about 1.3 million candidates writing the ongoing Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) to expect their results in three weeks. Speaking in Yola, Adamawa State during a visit to inspect the conduct of the examination, Prof Wushishi said, “As soon as we finish the exams, we are going into marking, so, in may be, two, three weeks, we expect to finish marking and results will be ready.” Wushishi further revealed the plans to make the objectives component of the examination computer based. He said
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Neco: We have Not gotten the Report of a missed exam

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has said it has not officially received the report that some candidates were unable to write the Mathematics paper on Monday in some parts of the South-East as a result of the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Speaking in a phone chat with our correspondent on Tuesday, the spokesman for the Council, Mr Azeez Sanni, said field officers of the Council were yet to officially brief the management on the development. We are yet to get report of what happened from our field officers and workers. Therefore, officially nothing is before
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NECO: we are not aware of the sit-at-home in South East

THE National Examinations Council, NECO,has said it is not aware that there is sit-at-home in the South East to affect the conduct of its Senior West African School Examination. The senior secondary schools examinations body explained that reports at its disposal indicated that the planned sit-at-home declared by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was called off at the instance of the organisation to allow eligible students participate in the exercise. NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations, Azeez Sani, responding to Vanguard’s enquiry on the fate of the school children in the South East, given Monday’s total compliance to IPOB’s directive,
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NECO EXTENDS DEADLINE OF 2021 SSCE (INTERNAL) REGISTRATION

As a result of several appeals by stakeholders to enable schools to complete their registration process, the council has extended the registration period of the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal to Wednesday, 30th June 2021 by midnight with no further extension. All stakeholders are to note that the examination will commence as scheduled on Monday, 5th July 2021.
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NECO appoints new Acting Registrar after death of previous registrar

Ebikibina John Ogborodi, an indigene of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been appointed as the acting Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO). According to a circular issued by the board's Director, Human Resource Management, Mustapha Abdul, the Acting Registrar’s appointment was approved by the Governing Board at its emergency meeting held on 2nd June 2021. His appointment comes after the untimely demise of the incumbent Registrar of the examination board, Professor Godswill Obioma on 1st June 2021, after a brief illness. The Circular further explained that Mr. Ogborodi’s appointment was as a result of him being
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NECO Registrar, Godswill Obioma, is dead

The Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, is dead. Obioma died on Monday night at his Minna residence in the Niger State capital. The deceased’s son in a letter addressed to the Director Human Resource Management, NECO, Mustapha Abdul, attributed the death of his father to a “brief illness”. The letter which one of our correspondents sighted read, “Dear Sir, this is to formally inform you that my father, Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO passed to eternal glory yesterday, 31/5/2021, after a brief illness. “We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and
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