Education Minister Bans Common Entrance Tests Into Unity Schools


Nigeria’s Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, has banned the conduction of interview tests for National Common Entrance Examination (NCCE) into federal government colleges, starting from the 2017/2018 academic session.

According to Adamu, the test is not necessary.

“The era of multiple examinations attracting prohibitive fees cannot be accommodated by the Buhari administration, especially against the backdrop of government’s determination to increase access to education as a platform for breaking the cycle of poverty,” a statement from the Ministry said.

Adamy has also directed NECO to strengthen its examination processes with a view to achieving quality and credible examination for admission into unity schools at the first test, the statement added.