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National common entrance examination to hold April 20: NECO

Pupils below 10 years are not qualified to sit the exam, according to NECO.

• April 2, 2024

The National Examination Council (NECO) says it is ready for the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), which is slated for April 20, and urges parents of candidates to maintain decorum during the examination.

Azeez Sani, the acting spokesman for NCEE, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos on Tuesday.

Mr Sani said the NCEE, organised by NECO for final year primary school pupils, will create openings for admission into JSS1 in Federal Unity Colleges across the country.

He added, “The examination is on April 20, and we are doing everything necessary to ensure a successful conduct. However, we need maximum cooperation of parents. 

“While parents bring their wards for the examination on that day, they must not overcrowd the centre but should as much as they can exhibit decorum.

“The candidates are children who need concentration, and we don’t want noise or any form of distraction during the examination. This is an appeal.”

The NECO official explained that, in accordance with the federal government’s directive, pupils sitting for the examination are expected to be between 10 and 13 years old by September 2024.

According to him, it’s been clearly stated that pupils below 10 years are not qualified.

He said, “we’re using this opportunity to tell parents to appeal to their conscience and stop rushing their children’s education because it will affect them later.”

He expressed optimism that school authorities and management have educated the pupils on what is expected of them while attending to the questions as a guide.


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