The National Examinations Council, NECO, says it will conduct another test for candidates who pass its Common Entrance Examination held nationwide on Saturday to select the best for admission into Federal Government Colleges.
Nyesom Wike, the Supervising Minister of Education, made the announcement on Saturday when he monitored the ongoing Common Entrance examination in some schools in the FCT.
Wike who was represented by Daniel Uwaezuoke, the Director, Basic and Secondary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, said this was in line with government’s promise to ensure that 60 per cent of admissions into Federal Government Colleges were on merit.
The Minister said the remaining 40 per cent will be allocated on the basis of quota system. He said the increase in enrollment this year was an indication that NECO was getting to a stage of perfection in conducting examinations and that parents were beginning to have confidence in the body.
Also speaking, Promise Okpala, the Registrar of NECO, reiterated government’s resolve to ensure not only access but also quality in enrollment at all levels of education.
Okpala said the increase in enrollment this year was a proof of parents’ confidence in the quality of education service offered by the schools.
He said a total of 95,926 candidates registered for the Common Entrance Examination into Federal Government Colleges in 2014 as against 88,444 in 2013.