FG approves dates for WAEC, NABTEB, NECO, Common Entrance, JSS3 examinations

Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education

The Federal Government on Wednesday released the schedule for national examinations for graduating students.

FG had previous approved August 17, 2020 for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The FG also approved September 21 to October 15 2020 for the examination conducted by the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).

NECO is scheduled to start on October 4 and end on November 18, 2020, while the National Common Entrance Examination into JSS1 will hold on October 17, 2020.

Ben Bem Goong, the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, in a statement noted that the decisions were reached in series of meetings with Chief Executive Officers of the examination body in Nigeria chaired by the Minister of Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

“For the one-day National Common Entrance Examination conducted by NECO, it is compulsory for parents and pupils to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them, alcohol-based sanitisers.

“Other details of the schedule indicate that the SSCE for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18 2020. The Basic Education Certificate Examinations for JSS 3 also conducted by NECO, will start on August 24 and end on September 7, 2020.

“Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1) will run in-between, i.e. on Saturday,  October 17, 2020.

“Registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is ongoing, will end on September 10, 2020 and there shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever.

“Also, NBAIS examination would commence on Wednesday September 23 and end by October 17 2020.”

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