After banning post-UTME,Nigeria scraps commonentrance interview test intounity schoolsJuly 18, 2016

The Minister of

Education, Adamu Adamu, hasannounced the cancellation of the interview test

for National Common Entrance Examination

(NCCE) into Federal Government colleges.

A statement issued by the Federal Ministry of

Education on Monday in Abuja said the

cancellation of the test for NCCE would take effect

from the 2017/2018 academic year.

The statement signed by the Deputy Director,

Press, Bem Goong, said the minister could not

establish the rationale for a second test for NCCE

organised by the National Examination Council


“The second test is an unnecessary additional

financial burden on parents/guardians,” it quoted

Mr. Adamu as saying.

“The era of multiple examinations attracting

prohibitive fees cannot be accommodated by the

Buhari administration, especially against the

backdrop of government’s determination to

increase access to education as a platform for

breaking the cycle of poverty.’’

The statement said Mr. Adamu had directed NECO

to strengthen its examination processes with a

view to achieving quality and credible

examination for admission into unity schools at

the first test.

It said the minister argued that multiple

examinations did not necessarily translate to the

admission of quality pupils in secondary schools.

The statement said Mr. Adamu maintained that

the 2016/2017 academic year remained the

effective date for the ban on Post-UTME, advising

vice-chancellors to adhere strictly to the policy in

the overriding public interest.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk.
To Top