• Niger Government stops payment of NECO, WAEC fees over poor results

    Niger Government stops payment of NECO, WAEC fees over poor results

    According to reports, the Niger State government says it will stop paying the examination fees of students in public schools owing to the sustained mass failure recorded in both WAEC and NECO examinations.

    The state governor, Abubakar Bello disclosed this while inspecting renovation works at the Justice Idris Legbo Government Secondary School, Kutigi on Monday.

    “As it is now, majority of the students are not coming out with good results at the end of both SSCE examinations.

    “Instead of throwing away N800 million […]

  • N676m debt: Niger government, NECO, WAEC agree on settlement

    N676m debt: Niger government, NECO, WAEC agree on settlement

    It was gathered that the Niger State government, the National Examination Council NECO and the West African Examination Council, WAEC have agreed on the modalities for the payment of examination fees which made it impossible for candidates of the state that sat for the last public examinations organised by the examination bodies from accessing their results NECO AND WAEC recently released the Senior Schools Certificate Examinations results they conducted between May and July this year but the websites were shut […]

  • NECO/WAEC withholds Niger state results

    NECO/WAEC withholds Niger state results

    According to reports, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) have refused to release the 2016 SSCE results of candidates in public secondary schools in Niger state due to the non-payment of examination fees by the state government.

    It was gathered that the Niger state government is owing both examination bodies to the tune of N700 million.

    Investigation shows that WAEC is being owned over N400 million while NECO is being owned over N200 million.

    WAEC released its results […]

  • Kano government reaches deal with WAEC, NECO over withheld results

    Kano government reaches deal with WAEC, NECO over withheld results

    According to reports, the Kano State Government has reached agreement with the Governing Boards of WAEC and NECO to release the withheld results of students of public schools in the state, this week.

    A statement by the Deputy Director, Public Relations Department of the state Ministry of Education, Hajiya Hadiza Habib, appealed to both parents and students to remain calm and law abiding.

    It said the government was not unaware of their anxiety to access the SSCE results of their respective wards.

    It […]

  • Fayose commends self for candidates’ performance in NECO exams

    Fayose commends self for candidates’ performance in NECO exams

    Ekiti State Governor,  Ayodele Fayose, has given his administration a pat on the back for the outstanding performance of the state’s candidates in this year’s National Examination Council (NECO) and West African Examination Council (WAEC) results.

    An analysis of the NECO results released, Friday, showed that Ekiti State topped the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory with 96.485 of its candidates recording successes in the examination. Edo State came second with 96.31 percent candidates’ success, while  Abia […]

  • NECO releases June/July WASSCE results

    NECO releases June/July WASSCE results

    According to reports, the National Examination Council (NECO) on Friday released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results with 88.51 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits pass and above in English Language and Mathematics.

    Announcing the release of the results at the body’s headquarter in Minna, the NECO Registrar, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said there is a one per cent increase in the general performance of candidates this year compared with 2015.

    He said 905,011 or 88.51 per cent […]

  • NECO: Jigawa speaker donates N1m to candidates to purchase NECO scratch cards

    NECO: Jigawa speaker donates N1m to candidates to purchase NECO scratch cards

    The Speaker, Jigawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Idris Garba, has donated N1 million to 105 candidates to purchase scratch cards to register for the 2016 November/December NECO examination.

    Alhaji Sani Sarki, the speaker’s local education committee chairman in his constituency, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

    Sarki said that 70 male and 30 female candidates from Jahun Local Government Area of the state benefitted from the donation.

    NAN reports that Garba (APC) represents Jahun Constituency in the […]

  • NECO offers last minute opportunity to pupils writing Unity Colleges examination

    NECO offers last minute opportunity to pupils writing Unity Colleges examination

    Barely few hours to the second test of the National Common Entrance Examination, qualified candidates still have an opportunity to register and write the examination.

    Gbenga Olapade, Lagos Zonal Coordinator of the National Examinations Council, organisers of the examination, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.

    The second segment of the NCEE is for final selection of candidates for admission into the 104 Unity Colleges in the country.

    According to Olapade, 12,000 qualified candidates […]

  • Kaduna State Government releases N114m for students’ NECO, NABTEB examinations

    Kaduna State Government releases N114m for students’ NECO, NABTEB examinations

    The Kaduna State government has announced the release of N114 million for the payment of NECO and NABTEB examination fees for 9, 639 and 1,107 students, respectively.

    The state’s commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Shehu Usman Adamu, disclosed this yesterday while briefing education correspondents on activities of the ministry in the first quarter of 2016.

    The commissioner further disclosed that 448,000 uniforms had been distributed to students during the period under review under the state’s free uniform programme for public […]

  • NECO: 68.5% Candidates Pass June/July SSCE

    NECO: 68.5% Candidates Pass June/July SSCE

    National Examinations Council (NECO) has released this year’s June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results with 664,747 candidates representing 68.56 per cent recording five credits and above including Mathematics and English Language, even as 13 states are owing the council examination fees of their candidates.

    The results showed over 12 per cent increase in the number of candidates that passed the examination as against 52.29 per cent in 2014, and indicated that Delta State recorded the highest pass level while […]

  • NECO to introduce CBT in subsequent exams — Board chairman

    NECO to introduce CBT in subsequent exams — Board chairman

    Newsmen gathered that the National Examination Council (NECO) will introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT) in objective papers of its subsequent examinations, says Dr Paddy Njoku, the Chairman, NECO Governing Board. Njoku made this known on Thursday in Abuja during the board’s monitoring visit to the Model Secondary School, Maitama, centre of NECO Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

    He said he was impressed with the progress of the examination as students and teachers conducted themselves well. The chairman said that the visit was […]