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NECO sets May 7 for unity schools Common Entrance Exam

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has given May 7 as the new date for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) admission into Federal Unity Colleges.

NECO shifted the examination date to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register more candidates for admission into Federal Unity Colleges.

According to Azeez Sani, the head, of the information, and public relations division of NECO, the examination was earlier scheduled for April 23 and is now fixed for May 7, 2022, to give room for states with low registration to register their candidates.

Sani disclosed this in a press statement he issued on Wednesday, April 20 in Minna, the capital of Niger State.

“The examination was rescheduled to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register their candidates for the examination.

“All candidates, parents, guardians, and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new date for the examination.

“The registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination,” Sani stated.

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He enjoined candidates, parents, guardians, and relevant stakeholders to take note of the new date for the examination.

Moreover, Sani made it known that the registration of candidates would continue till the new date of the examination.

He advised candidates, parents, and guardians to download the new examination timetable from the council’s website on www.neco.gov.ng.

What is today known as Federal Unity Colleges came to be in 1966 when the federal government decided to establish what was then known as “Inter-regional secondary schools” and later called federal government colleges in the old three regions of east, north, and west.

It was meant to bring together young boys and girls from all regions of the country, irrespective of their social or economic background to learn, play, work and live under one roof in order to remove the virtual mysteries surrounding the evolution of the people who made up the regional citizenry, thereby creating a homogeneous family devoid of rancour, suspicion or distrust.