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BREAKING: Nigerian govt announces NECO, NCEE, NABTEB exam dates

The Federal Government says the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5.

The examination will end on November 18, 2020.

Also, National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21.

It will end on October 15, 2020.

Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, announced the dates at the end of a two-day meeting with Chief Executives of examination bodies.

Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Ben Goong, made the announcement.

Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Unity Colleges will hold on October 17, 2020.

The Basic Education Certificate Examinations, (BECE) for JSS 3 pupils also conducted by NECO, will start on August 24 and end on September 7, 2020.

However, registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is on-going, will end on the 10 of September, 2020 with no option of extension.

BREAKING: FG cancels school resumption plans, says students won’t write 2020 WAEC

Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.

He said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.

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Parents contribute to wards’ poor academic performances ― WAEC

Mr Oladele Oluremi, Cross River Branch Controller of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has blamed parents and guardians over the spate of poor academic performances of their wards in the country.

Oluremi stated this at a pre-varsity forum titled ‘Admission Processing: Laying a Solid Foundation,’ on Saturday in Calabar.

The symposium was organised by the Deeper Life Schools Outreach in collaboration with WAEC and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Represented by Mr Aderibigbe Adeniyi, the Head of Result and Certificate Department of the Council, Oluremi noted that many parents contributed to their children poor performances by aiding malpractice which in-turn made them lazy.

He alleged that parents pestered officials of the Council to change grades of their wards after they had written the examination and performed poorly.

“It is sad that when you go to the examination venues, you see as many parents as the number of students writing the examination.

“Many of them even stay outside with phones to send answers to their children who have smuggled phones into the examination halls.

“For you to excel, as a student preparing for an external examination, you need to be ready by reading your books and refusing to procrastinate.

“You need to read wide and deep, practice with past question papers and ensure you get appropriate instructions from the WAEC platform,” he said.

Oluremi advised WAEC candidates to visit its website: http://www.waeconline.org.ng/elearning, to enable them to learn and excel in their examinations.

He also called on government at all level to improve the education infrastructure in their jurisdiction to make it easy for candidates to perform better in external examinations.

Also speaking, Mrs Ville Pius, the Cross River Coordinator of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said the administration of JAMB examination was made easier with the introduction of the Computer Based Test (CBT).

Pius admonished prospective candidates to ensure that they choose institutions where they have comparative advantage known as catchment areas.

She added some courses in the tertiary institutions are quite competitive in the country and counselled candidates who could not secure admission to opt for different courses that are close to their initial choices rather than waiting for another academic year.

On her part, Dr.Rita Akpan, Director, Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), said students could actually gain admission into higher institutions in the country and overseas without writing JAMB by passing through JUPEB.

Akpan explained that the programme was set up by the government to help candidates who had written JAMB severally without successfully gaining admission into universities.

She disclosed that JUPEB offers a one year programme where students were taught and given admission into 200 level of any university of their choice.

The director noted that the students were required to pass the examination and submit a Direct Entry (DE) form to universities or institutions of their choice.

“Instead of sitting at home, pick a JUPEB form and start somewhere, you can also use the certificate to gain admission in other places because our certificate is recognized even outside Nigeria,” she said.

Also commenting, Prof. Godfred Ozumba, the Cross River Campus Coordinator of the Deeper Life Bible Church, admonished the participants to rely on God and read their books, stressing that if God didn’t build a nation, the efforts of men would have been in vain.


Abia Maintains Top Ranking in WASCE

Abia, Anambra and Edo states led other Nigerian states in the 2019 performance ranking chart of the West African Examination Council.

The chart, as released by the examination board, ranked the performances of all 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the country.

While Abia, Anambra, and Edo states topped the chart, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe states sit at the bottom three.

According to the chart, Lagos State is the only state in the South-West that made the top 10.

Kaduna emerged as the best northern state sitting at the 12th position overall.

Also, bandits-ravaged Zamfara managed to occupy the 36th position leaving the bottom slot for Yobe State.

The top 10 performing states at the 2019 examination are Abia, Anambra, Edo, Rivers, Imo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, and Ebonyi.

While Adamawa, Osun, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi, Katsina, Gombe, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe occupy the bottom 10 of the chart.

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According to data from the commission, over 1.6 million candidates sat the May/June 2019 WASSCE in Nigeria while 1,020,519 candidates representing 64.18% obtained credits and above in minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics and 1,309,570 candidates representing 82.35% obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (that is, with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.

Also, 180,205 candidates, representing 11.33% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

A 16-year-old Nigerian girl, Ugboaja Chizobam Stephany who sat the 2019 examination, emerged the youngest best candidate in the history of the examination.

Source: Sahara Reporters