Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Federal Government set to scrap NECO, cancels UTME

Federal Government has concluded arrangements to scrap the National Examination Council. Plans have also been concluded to cancel the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination being conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board for applicants into the nation’s tertiary institutions.
JAMB will however not be scrapped.

The government’s decisions, which would be made public soon via a White Paper, are based on the recommendations of the Stephen Oronsaye-led Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies.

A government source said that upon receipt of the latest report, President Goodluck Jonathan has been meeting with Vice-President Namadi Sambo and a few top government officials to take final decisions on it.

It was in one of such meetings held on Tuesday that the final decision was taken.

Under the new arrangement, the source said in place of UTME, authorities of all tertiary institutions would now be at liberty to conduct their entrance examinations as they had been doing for post-UTME.

JAMB will however serve as a clearing house.
“JAMB will now be a clearing house like Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the UK. If somebody gains admission into three universities and holds down space, immediately such person picks his first choice, JAMB’s system will automatically free the remaining two slots for other applicants.

“JAMB will no longer conduct examinations but it will be setting the standard alongside the schools authorities,” the source said.

UCAS, which was  established in 1993, is the British admission service for students applying to university and college, including post-16 education as of 2012. UCAS is primarily funded by students who pay a fee when they apply and a capitation fee from universities for each student they accept.
On NECO, the source said in arriving at the decision to scrap the examination body, the committee took into cognizance its huge facilities across the country.

But it was resolved that the West African Examination Council would absorb NECO’s members of staff and its facilities.

WAEC will also be empowered to conduct two Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations per year, one in January and the other probably in December.

Hitherto, only one November/December SSCE Examination is being conducted.
The May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination being organised by the examination body once in a year still stands.

The government source also said arrangements had been concluded to scrap the Public Complaint Commission, the National Poverty Eradication Programme and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution among others.

Source: PUNCH

111 comments:

1 TIPS FOR A FLAT BELLY CLICK HERE said...

Good move

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaayy

etinosa_terry said...

Dats gud,...atleast dat will create more oppourtunities for university applicants.

Anonymous said...

OK NA, WHAT ABOUT NYSC?

Anonymous said...

Better, let dem cut all dis unnecessary branches,..hope it works out tho
OWA JOEY

Anonymous said...

Na now they wan cancel am...
After jamb kept me at home for 6 years b4 I got admission.
Anyway,issorai

Anonymous said...

This is really good, it makes sense!

Anonymous said...

Alrite we don hear, wah of we wey use neco enta skul, is there any hope 4 us?

certified trouble maker said...

wow, good news

Anonymous said...

And more people will lose their jobs. Shame.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, wise decision

Chibuike said...

Good news alot of competitions involved also. Please i want to know when it will start.

chiberry said...

This is good. At last Nigeria is moving forwaard.

ForexPro said...

About time. Good move.

sandra felix said...

They shud hav done it atleast a year ago naa. Gud sha

TOLUWALASHE'S BOO said...

it doesn't make any difference still.
Some universities will still manipulate results.
NECO.... Haha, i refused to check my result till date.
Lwkmd.
I know it'd be a disaster.
Still discussed it witha friend 3 days ago and she said she failed woefully.
They set dumb questions but their marking scheme na die.

Anonymous said...

i hope this works

Lovexcutive@minna said...

Is gud if students can make one out of many choices in seeking admission into universities but for WAEC,hope students will not pay d ‘real price‘ in crediting their english language and mathematics becos we‘ve seen it happening in d past dat is,b4 NECO came on board.

Anonymous said...

Ds is a very good move.it means prospective students can apply to several uni.linda post my comment o if nt u wunt c me on ds blog again

Anonymous said...

GEJ got it right this time around, National Orientation Agency should be overhauled also, they don't actualy know their functions

Anonymous said...

It makes sense!

Anonymous said...

Pls can sm1 really explain more of wht dey said?tnx.no more delays in gettin admin in2 sch?

olivia said...

Does dat mean pple dat av paid 4 Jamb dis year won't b writing it again?

Anonymous said...

Abeg e remain Nysc! Dey r suffering us for notin actually

Ben said...

waooo, dat wld be great.bt i pray it works out well ooooo

Temitope said...

goodnews. linda pls post my comment ohh biko!

↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

None of my business really.

Anonymous said...

Good idea

tobo said...

Confused set of people they will scrap it today in afew years time they will realise its not working and they will then bring it back again. Person tire for this country and the decsion makers

Anonymous said...

okay this is kinda good, hope it works but the question is will it affect those writing this year?

Michael-Dennis Ikenna Osayi said...
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Anonymous said...

am nt goin 2 say anythng.until dy implement it o.dy ar gud in talkin but less active in action.implement nd our pple we knw dat nig iz mvin foward o

Anonymous said...

Best news I have heard from Aso Rock since Jonathan got there. Long overdue.

Anonymous said...

That sound you hear is UTME officials & invigilators weeping. No more bribe money

Anonymous said...

Really cool, but I feel they should create more job opportunities for graduates.

@doyexy said...

Well dis a good move,,NECO is not acepted in most of dis companies again sef and its not acepted outside Nigeria so its beta dey srap it now

Anonymous said...

Good move.it has 2 b now.

Anonymous said...

Una D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ craze,after Jamb kept ♍e at home FO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я over 7yrs b4  gained admission.Mtcheeeeeeew

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great! A very brave move

Anonymous said...

The question is-How long will it last? Nigerian is always Government go Government come..Is obvious that when this Government leaves another body will be set up as well by another Government. The Neco thin was set up by His boss or formal boss now He is dropping it lol Na wah oh..With all this crime everywhere, Guess you have other things for all this guy you are taking out of JOB mr.president?

NUBIAN PRINCE said...

Interesting decision but have they put contingency plan in place for students that have passed the exam and used it to secure admission into tertiary institutions or those hoping to use it? This government acts before they think.

Slikky S said...

Oh pls! D fact dat u don't lik NYSC dsnt mean it shld b scrapped! If u aint interested,pick up an exemption letter. A lot of undergraduates look foward to it. It cld b strenuous bt d scheme hz gud objectives. To me,thr is nothing wrong if servin ur father land for a year. I pray Nigeria becomes a better nation.

Anonymous said...

Now a lot of payment would made 2 gain admission.Nah wa o

Don Promzy said...

nice move

NWA MAMA said...

OMO SEE AS MEN WANT TAKE JOBLESS....oooh Boy>>>>I am cork sure dey cannot absorb every staff of d closed agencies and parastatals>>>>

Anonymous said...

Did you read the part where thay said waec will absord the workers nd facilities?!bet u didn't.nice one jare,dt neco is just a waste of time and reading.they always fail students!

femi said...

what i dont understand is what about those who possess NECO and would still want to further their education, does this scrapping of NECO means that they would be denied admission?

Anonymous said...

So what happens to ppl who use NECO certificate now?
Smbdy pls answer me tnks
Nifo

Chidinma said...

please are they refundig people who bought jamb form.

Anonymous said...

Scrap that useless, high risk for disease, and no value adding year of "service" called NYSC also!

Anonymous said...

So we wey na NECO result we dey Use work ? As dem seize my WAECE , wud it stil b usefull ? Jus askin oh

Anonymous said...

Very nice,8 yrs home all cos of jamb no be beans ooo

Anonymous said...

Dahs a berra move!.

ogechi nsimah said...

What about NYSC .... To me its not relevant .

Anonymous said...

Yes pls want happens to us that enetered skol with neco, hope the certificate would still be useful dou

Horla said...

this will have been better, cos despite a child pass His/Her Jamb Still have no Admission

dolf said...

I honestly don't think this is a good
move by the FG. Scrapping UTME
would only empower the tertiary
institutions. Now Unilag can sell their
application forms for 150k while
Olabisi Onabanjo University application forms would go for 10k.
FUT Minna would be free and
Nassarawa state university wld hold
annual "pick one, get one free"
promo.

somadina obi said...

Implement it then!

BIG FISH * said...

GOOD DEVELOPMENT ....Also NYSC should be looked into cos there is no need for it."STILL WATCHING FROM MY OCEAN

chinonso said...

what den happen to those of us who has used neco for our ND, and hope to use it for HND again for admission? this question and lots ore are begging for answers ooooo, linda, pls research and inform us oooo. thanks

Nutella said...

In that same spirit, scrap NYSC too. God bless you as you comply.

Anonymous said...

DD. JAMB,UTME rbish wey pple wey write diff N pple wey go get addimision diff abi. God pls help our oga @ d top

Anonymous said...

Loolz I feel u

Anonymous said...

What's going to happen to those that used Neco in entering and finishing school, will there be any problem for them.........Cweamy

Precious Daniels said...

Wow! Datz Gud, but wen will dey start it cuz I dnt want my younger ones 2 go tru wot I went tru.

Anonymous said...

You goat didn't you read the part that says Waec will absorb all Neco staff?

Chikaka said...

This is decades late, but better late than never! UCAS works well and I hope they can replicate it.
They will now start bidding for the contract to computerise this new system (or at least tweak the old system to accept the new one.)

Anonymous said...

Government must ensure that members of staff of the 2 institutions are not unduly disadvantaged as we saw in NITEL and PHCN. Surely many parastatals with overlapping functions will have to go because they were not genuinely established and they constitute a drain on government dwindling financial resources.

Anonymous said...

its a laudable move. Am wondering why they av to wait till now. Anyways better late dan neva. Nysc should be next.

Anonymous said...

Wat of NSCDC???

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

I extol this action, its about that time, NECO has become a burden filled with mediocrity over the years. Nice one on merging old NECO staff into WAEC. UTME scrapping is on point too. Nice move Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

what about the money we paid for JAMB exam this year. are they returning it ?

Anonymous said...

Pls what will happen to us using NECO

bubs said...

Abeg o...hope it wunt affect we who used it to get into school o,cus I can't start writting any other exam @my age

Mary Abimbola said...

Is it going to affect dis yr's jamb?

Anonymous said...

good news for nigerian and thier economy

Anonymous said...

You really didn't have to insult him/her to prove your point. Smh

Anonymous said...

NYSC next.

Anonymous said...

Plz scrap ICPC

Anonymous said...

PLEASE SOME ONE SHOULD ANSWER MY QUESTION WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAMB AND UTME???

Anonymous said...

Nice that neco is a waste of time, even the post ume in the university. Omo if u pass weac and ur marks for jamb enter uni jare.

Jojo lucky said...

They should publish the so called paper for us to see and implement the law @ list for a start.

Vicky said...

Good move!!!!!!!!! but hope it wont affect dose of us using NECO already, cos i dont see ma self writing any exam

Athena Kelechi said...

Will dey maintain it? There is a problem of poor maintainance culture and besides will d past Neco results still be Valid?

Anonymous said...

Yes they are...give me your acc details.

Anonymous said...

Hope it won't affect those that used it to get into school?Can't write WAEC again o...my mates are in their second year.

Anonymous said...

NYSC is next.

Anonymous said...

Linda pls research 4 moi...is dat change gonna take effect frm dis year or nxt?? Are dey refunding the reg money or wat?? Abeg which level oo...post ma comment n provide an ansa to all ma questions pls

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!

Anonymous said...

we dat spent all our energy writn jamb nko

Anonymous said...

no body will scrap nysc..it's still relevant..if u don't like go jam train..or u go for exemption cert..so stop making noise...nysc has come to stay..honestly am enjoyin my service year..if u don't want you better jump inside ocean and die..who cares..

Anonymous said...

Abeg o! Una too funny! Neco is a waste of intellectual resources inputed by the nigerian youths to advance into the tertiary institutions. They should scrap it joor! Time don reach, no more bribe money!

frannie okoro said...

Nice to meet u too, i didn't even bother checking. This is good, NECO na complete waste of time.Is a pity some pple ll loose deir jobs cos all dese stories of absorbin every staff never work...trust me i ve seen it happen.

Anonymous said...

u guyz aw just 2 funny with ur commentz. just z naija wr anytn happenz

Anonymous said...

Nice move if implemented God bless the OGa on top

Anonymous said...

jamb is d body that regulates and orginises university admisions. While UTME is the examination JAMB organises, for candidate seeking admission into the country's tetiary institution. paul joe.

Anonymous said...

See ds Olodo dem, how won't yu pple fail when yu don't study nd workhard?? Nah una type de go inside exam hall to copy, Pls i blasted mine,3 A's,3 B'S nd 2 c's so ‎​i dunno the neco yu people wrote (˘̯˘ )...lady A

Anonymous said...

About to finish this so called NYSC in june. I'm using Neco o hope it'll still be relevant. Me I can't write Waec again biko (˘̯˘)ʃ

Anonymous said...

when people comment on this forum,I kind of luk @ their level of intellectuality b4 responding,though no pun intended. .....as per the proposed scrapping of NECO,we shd nt forget that WAEC as it is overburdened &a such there is need for another exam body to complement it.2ndly,The monopoly that WAEC enjoy is too much &a such breaking such monopoly is needed to promote a healthy competition in the educational sector.Some .West African countries have pulled out of WAEC. Let me state here that the final bulk lies with the National Assembly especially the commitee members who will discuss this matters bcox most of this agencies were duly established by law.I see a lot of lobbying & politicking coming into play & I can bet any1 here that @ the end of the day,NECO will stay.As for Nigeria,is this move worth it ,my take is yes & No.yes bcox we need to reduce cost in governace &duplication of duties.No bcox1) increase in overbloated labour mkt &by extetion another looming disaster,2)@ the end of the day,such monies usually end up @the pockets of the few who govern I & u.wht happened to SURE P money(ies), story story story!

Bunmi said...


Does your CV Stand Out?


about time, i'm pleased its gone.

Anonymous said...

U see, we re all commending d moves without considering d multiplier effect on d society n our next generation in future. In dis nation, monopoly is a curse. Remember when it was only WAEC we had, d type of rubbish some of us suffered in d name of standard. Same goes to ur Universities if given monopoly of power to operate. Mark my words.

IG

Anonymous said...

My dear, I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you weren't posted to a relatively comfortable place to serve. For some people, NYSC is just a year of suffering.....

Anonymous said...

Coooooooool! Tahhhhhhhhhh biko pls naw they should remove jamb hian!

Anonymous said...

Mehn dis is a gwd move..buh M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ question is will it take effect 4rm dis year or next year?

Femi Akinde said...

Haa!unemployment rate will be exponentially and adiabatically increase without any retrogression.

Anonymous said...

Wot wil happen 2 those wit Neco certificate

Anonymous said...

daz gud!

noblenenye said...

These our policy makers will never stop to make me sick. What sort of lame policy are they coming up with this time?

Anonymous said...

Its not all about merging & scraping. What about incompetent men in govt establishmenrs? They shld be thrown into trash cans. Like 'my oga @ d top'
cheers!

Anonymous said...

Dats very very very very gud

Anonymous said...

Why complaining abt neco if anyone did nt pass his or her neco exams such person is a dullard very simple.for d oda issues may God help us