Connect with us

Advertisement

Education

NECO Reschedules Entrance Exam Into Unity Schools

Published

on

BREAKING: NECO Releases 2021 SSCE Results
Advertisement

The National Examinations Council, NECO has announced a new date for the entrance examination into unity schools.

The national exam body revealed in a statement issued on Wednesday (today) through its Head Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, that the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges for this year will now hold on May 7, 2022.

Naija News understands that the examination was earlier scheduled to hold on April 23, 2023.

The statement issued in Abuja today explained that the examination was rescheduled to give States with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register their candidates for the examination.

It reads: “All candidates, parents, guardians and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new date for the examination.

“The registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination.

“Candidates, parents and guardians are advised to download the new Examination Time Table from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the review of police personnel and operational assets deployments to schools and colleges around the country.

Naija News reports that this is to ensure the protection of schools and colleges, particularly boarding schools, tertiary institutions, and its campuses in areas prone to security breaches around the country.

This was made known in a statement on Tuesday by Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

According to the police spokesperson, the directive was issued at the management meeting of the Force Management Team at the IGP Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, on 19th April, 2022, while reviewing the general security in the country including the security of schools and colleges as a result of some isolated incidences reported in some schools.

IGP Alkali Baba equally directed all State Commissioners of Police, Tactical Commanders, as well as their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), to explore all available options and think outside the box to boost security in and around schools, colleges, and student-based communities.

He ordered detectives/operatives of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) and the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to ensure sustained surveillance and intelligence gathering activities within various school environments.

The IGP asked the Police Airwing to extend its aerial patrols to the six geo-political zones of the country.