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05:12

72 hours after Obioma’s death, NECO gets acting registrar




The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council has approved the appointment of Mr Ebikibina John Ogborodi as the acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council.

The appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Prof Godswill Obioma, on Monday after a brief illness.

Until his appointment, Ogborodi was the Director of Special Duties in the council.
A circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr Mustapha Abdul, explained that the appointment was endorsed by the Governing Board at its emergency meeting held on Wednesday.

The circular explained that Ogborodi’s appointment was as a result of his being the most senior director and stated that all activities of the council were to continue unabated as earlier planned.

Ogborodi hails from the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He obtained his first degree from the University of Jos in 1986 and a Master’s degree in Learning Disability from the same university in 1999.

He joined the service of NECO in 1999 and has served in different capacities.

He was a former acting Director, Examination Development Department; acting Director, Office of the Registrar; Director, General Services; and Director, Human Resource Management, among others. Punch

23:02

NECO releases 2020 common entrance examination results



The National Examinations Council on Monday released the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination results and fixed the national cut off marks at 142.

NECO said that “16,713 candidates were absent due to the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country recently.”

According to the organisation, a total of 70,580 candidates sat for the examination nationwide, out of which 24,416 candidates passed, scoring a minimum of 66.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, while presenting the results to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in Abuja said three students got the highest scores.

They were Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio from Anambra State (199), Onwuamanam Udochukwu from Enugu State (198) and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun from Lagos State (197).

After receiving the results, Adamu said he was delighted with the speed with which the leadership of NECO conducted the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination despite the setbacks occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the #EndSARS protest.

He said that with the Unity Colleges now 110, admissions carrying capacity has been shored up to 26,625 for the current academic year.

Adamu said, “I understand that a total of 70,580 candidates sat for the examination, out of which 24,416 candidates passed, scoring a minimum of 66. I noted also that the total carrying capacity of our 110 Unity Colleges now stands 26,625, having added 720 slots with the establishment of six more Federal Science and Technical Colleges across the six geopolitical zones.

“As has been the tradition for decades, the admission criteria include 60 per cent strictly on merit, 30 per cent based on states’ representation in the Unity Colleges and the remaining 10 per cent to cover other sundry considerations such as special needs candidates, gender, local community and biological children of teachers, PTA, SBMC and old students organizations, etc.

“Consequently, in this year’s admission, the 60 per cent merit based on admission will come first, followed by the 30 per cent equality of States and 10 per cent discretion.

“I have, therefore, directed that within 72 hours of the receipt of the results, principals are to complete both the merit-based (60 per cent) and 30 per cent of equality of states admission.

“The selection meeting to be held at a designated date and venue will deal with the shopping and swapping of candidates to meet the 30 per cent states representation as much as possible.” (Punch)

23:33

NECO releases new timetable, resumes SSCE

The National Examinations Council has announced the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination in all states and the Federal Capital Territory, effective Monday, November 9 2020.


NECO Head of Information and Public Relations, Azeez Sani, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday evening, titled, ‘Resumption of the 2020 SSCE (Internal)’.

He said, “The National Examinations Council wishes to inform candidates, schools and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination in all states and the FCT from Monday, November 9 2020.

“The council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday, October 25 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.


“Following the return of normalcy in the states and FCT, the examinations will now continue with a new time-table from Monday November 9, 2020, to Saturday, November 28 2020.

“This new timetable will be made available to the general public, schools and candidates from Wednesday, November 4 2020. The timetable can also be downloaded from the NECO official website.

“The council thanks the general public and candidates for their patience and understanding during the period the SSCE was suspended.

“NECO assures the general public of quality service in the discharge of her statutory responsibilities at all times.” Punch
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