FG cancels common entrance interview test into unity schools

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Monday, announced the scrapping of interview test for National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Government colleges.

According to a statement by Bem Goong, deputy director of press in the ministry of education, the cancellation of the common entrance test will begin from the 2017/2018 academic year.

The statement pointed out that there was no basis for the second test for NCEE organised by the National Examination Council (NECO).

The statement reads, “The second test is an unnecessary additional financial burden on parents/guardians.

“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 also noted that Adamu has instructed NECO to review its examination procedures in order to achieve quality and credible examinations into the Federal Government owned unity schools.

The minister further said that the ban on Post-UTME will begin in 2016/2017 academic year. He called on vice-chancellors to adhere to the new policy.

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