Minister of Education commends conduct of 2020 common entrance exam
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has expressed satisfaction over the recently conducted 2019/2020 Common Entrance Examination of the National Examination Council (NECO) for admission into unity schools.
He disclosed this when he led top officials of both the ministry and NECO on monitoring of the examination. According to him, the examination centres and candidates complied with the laid down COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
The Minister revealed that a total of 92,591 candidates participated in the examination that took place in 639 centres in the country. He also noted that the federal government had taken note of areas of improvement in planning for future examinations.
The Minister assured that the results of the common entrance examination will soon be released for commencement of the first term, saying such development would bridge the gaps in studies created by pandemic following the closure of schools.
Also speaking, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arch. Sonny Echono said the current capacity of the 104 federal government colleges is 30,000, adding that the government had established six new colleges towards providing access as well as enhancing available spaces for intending candidates.
NECO Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma disclosed that over 280 internal monitors were recruited and were operative nationwide, to monitor the NECO entrance exams.