About 1.3m Candidates Writing 2021 NECO Exam – Registrar

Written by on August 13, 2021

The Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, has said no fewer than 1.3 million candidates are currently writing the council’s internal examination nationwide.

Prof. Wushishi said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The NECO boss said he was in the state to monitor the conduct of NECO’s ongoing Senior Secondary School Examination nationwide.

He recalled that in 2020, about 1.1 million candidates sat for the examination, adding that the increment of students was a testimony to the recognition and acceptability growth of NECO.

“So far, from what I saw in some schools visited, the conduct of the examination is highly encouraging and fantastic.

“The conduct of the examination has demonstrated the mission and vision of the council for credible examination.

“And one of my cardinal objectives as Registrar of the council is to ensure the council achieves the international standard recognition and acceptability,” Wushishi said.

The registrar said the examination body had put in place many mechanisms to protect the integrity and standard of the examination as well as to check the activities of saboteurs and other criminals.

He said very soon, NECO would introduce computer-based examination.


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