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NECO to conduct SSCE in Saudi Arabia school

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has concluded arrangements to conduct the Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, internally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This comes after the successful accreditation of Nigeria International School, Jeddah, by a delegation led by the Minister of State for Education, Yusuf Sununu and the Registrar of NECO, Prof. Dantani Wushishi.

A statement signed by the Acting Director, Directorate of Information and Digital Communication of NECO, Azeez Sani said on Saturday, that during the visit, the delegation undertook an assessment of the school facilities.

In his address, Sununu urged the staff and students of the school to continue to be good ambassadors of Nigeria not only in Saudi Arabia but the entire Gulf States Cooperation Council.

According to him, after a careful assessment of the school’s learning facilities such as the examination halls, classrooms, laboratories, library, curriculum and syllabus and general security, the school was found worthy of consideration as an International Centre for NECO SSCE Internal.

He said after due assessment, the school was consequently granted full accreditation.

On his part, Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Wushishi, who gave a brief history of the evolution of NECO, explained to the management and staff of the School the importance of school accreditation.

Wushishi said this was to ensure that schools had adequate teaching and learning facilities conducive to examinations.

The delegation was earlier received on arrival at the school by the Consular General, Amb. Bello Kazaure and the Proprietor of the School, Alhaji Abdulkadir Maikudi and other staff.

The minister and the NECO registrar also visited the Nigeria House in Jeddah, where they interacted with the Consular General and other staff of the consulate.

The National Examination Council has other international examination centres in Togo, Benin Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Republic of Gabon.

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Plateau varsity declares 2-day mourning, suspend exam over killing of student by gunmen

The management of Plateau University, Bokkos, has suspended ongoing examinations in the institution over the killing of a 200-level student.

Yakubu Ayuba, the registrar of the institution, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Jos, the state capital.

Gunmen had on Thursday night attacked Chikam, a neighbouring community at the university, killing the student, identified as Dading Jordan.

Ayuba said that the university had also declared a two-day mourning in honour of the slain student.

“The Vice-Chancellor and the entire management convey their condolences to the family of the deceased student, the student body and the university community.

“In view of this sad development, management has declared a two-day mourning period, from Friday, April 19, to Saturday, April 20.

“Accordingly, all the examinations earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday are hereby suspended. While we call on our students to remain calm and law-abiding, we wish to urge the security agencies to beef up security around the university in order to secure staff and students,” he said.

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NECO re-schedules 2024 National common entrance examination

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has re-scheduled the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination into Federal Unity Colleges and the Entrance Examination into Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger State.

In a statement on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Council, Azeez Sani, said the common entrance examination earlier scheduled to hold on April, 20 2024, would now hold on June, 1 2024.

“Also, the Entrance Examination for Gifted and Talented Children into Federal Government Academy, Suleja earlier Scheduled to hold on 4th May, 2024 will now hold on 25th May, 2024.

“The rescheduling of the two examinations was due to low enrolment of candidates.

“All candidates, parents, guardians, schools and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new dates for the examinations,” the statement read.

The Council also noted that registration of candidates would continue till the new dates for the examinations.

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2024 UTME notification slip ready for printing – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates, who registered for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to print their notification slips for examination.
The board disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by its Spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
He said the 2024 UTME notification slip, which showed the date, venue and time of their examination, was ready for printing.
“All candidates, who have registered for the 2024 UTME scheduled to start on Friday, April 19, are urged to print their notification slips before the date.
“This is for them to know the date, venue and time of their respective examinations as well as some other vital information.
“To print the slip, candidates are to visit the JAMB website:; click on “2024 UTME Slip Printing”, input their registration number, then click on print.
“The slip can be printed anywhere provided there is an internet-enabled computer,” he said.
He added that to successfully sit the examination, candidates were advised to print on or before Friday, 19th April.
This he explained was to enable them locate the venue of their centre, to prevent lateness on their scheduled examination date.
Recall that the 2024 UTME is scheduled to start on Friday, April 19 and end on Monday, April 29.
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