The Federal Government has banned underage children from participating in the National Common Entrance Examination for admission into the Unity Schools across the country.
The government has accordingly directed the National Examination Council (NECO) to put strict measures in place to prevent underage persons from registering for the examination, including making birth certificates compulsory as registration requirements.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr David Andrew Adejo, gave the directive on Saturday in Abuja while monitoring the conduct of the 2023 Common Entrance Examination into the 110 Federal Government Colleges across the Federation. window.aries window.aries window.aries.v1 window.aries.v1 commands const aries window.aries.v1 aries.commands.push(() > const zoneId ‘7238’ const anchor document.getElementById(‘vidverto220384c5a71e46dd814afa69547f2b3f’) anchor.removeAttribute(‘id’) aries.mount(zoneId, anchor, width 720, height 405, ) ) )()>
A total of 72,821 candidates sat for the examination on Saturday nationwide.
Adejo noted that to get into secondary, a candidate should be at least 12 years, adding that one could be eleven plus during the examination and by September, such a person would have attained the age of 12 years.
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