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NECO reschedules 2021 Common Entrance Examination




The National Examinations Council ( NECO) has rescheduled 2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) from May 29 to June 5.


Mr Azeez Sani, NECO Head of Information and Public Relations, through a statement announced the sudden change on Wednesday, May 19,2021 in Abuja.



In the statement, Sani instructed candidates, parents, guardians and relevant stakeholders to bear in mind the new examination date.

He said that registration of candidates would continue until the new date of the examination. He advised candidates, parents and guardians to download the new Examination Time Table from the Council’s website :


He however didnot disclose the reason for the change in date.



This is coming after the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) also shifted it’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which was slated for June 5 and 19 to June 19 to Saturday, July 3 to enable more registration.

Prof. Ishaq, JAMB Registrar, had explained that the board and stake holders agreed to this because of the inability of over 600,000 applicants to register due to NIN.


Prof. Ishaq revealed that the board expected 1.9 million candidates but only 1.1 million have been able to register.

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