Jamb Exam, Neco & Napep Cancelled,Stopped By Nigerian Federal Government

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April 3rd, 2013 – Jamb Exam, Neco & Napep Cancelled, Stopped By Nigerian Federal Government

Jamb examination, NECO & Napep may soon be cancelled in Nigeria.

As at the time of this report, the Nigerian 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 told our correspondent that the decisions were part of the recommendations made by a White Paper Committee set up by the government on the Oronsaye report.

The source added 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

67 thoughts on “Jamb Exam, Neco & Napep Cancelled,Stopped By Nigerian Federal Government

  1. ..we protest! We dnt nid dis bloody heartbeatin,dangerous cruel jamb anymore…fG please let ur decision b cleared,pass dis bill n let it bcome law….we want d scrapping of jamb…

  2. Mehn!! If F.G cancel JAMB that is to say addmission into universities will be very hard cos u wil need to have a huge amount of money….as for neco, lyk our people say: (if one no spoil, one no go good)… Neco is our priority..we should leave it so that wen sum1 does not make sum subjects in WAEC, d person will use NECO to support it…

  3. I suport d Govt. In d cancellation but does that mean that a candidate will seat for d two exams that will b organize by WAEC?

  4. I dnt think is a good idea for them to cancel jamb. Because then on the rich in the society will now be the only ones to go to school i think waec and jamb should still exist. I don’t understand this country anymore only God can help us o.

  5. Hello nigeria pple my gud lovely beautiful sisters and wonderful brother and our leaders,in my own addition i think jamb shld be earase from nigeria system of education cos it has really jam the head of many pple ,just imagin someboby fight 4 jamb result 4 5years without makin it pls FG shld sweep it away from nigeria .talking abt neco by history we were make to knw dat neco is made 4 only northern pple only bt nw even the northern pple are bo more interested on it ,then wat is it still doing in nigeria education when the authors have reject it. Abeg neco go relax first u get mouth u don try, ntting do u,

  6. I tink d canceling of jamb z d right tin 2 do bcos i dn’t c its need anymor sinc schools ar offerin dia own entranc exam.Abeg mk we sav our resources bt am stl Pleadin wt FG 2 reconsider Neco and Napep.We’r makin progres @ 9ja.

  7. 0 fine if dey cancill jamb but which exam r we going to be taken,and the university exam is going to be favour,and wat of NDstudent that want to do HND in university how will dey do dat

  8. It’s a nice decision,made by the federal goverment!!!jamb should be cancelled,but neco should not be cancelled!

  9. U re all mumus to tink dat jamb can be cancelled.pls u idiots should sit nd tink.u dont want neco cancelled cause its easier nd serves as a back up plan.stop wasting ur tym.jamb is goin ni where.u tink FG spent all deze money on biometrics nd all just to cancel jamb.u fools should better sit down nd retink cause jamb isnt gettin cancelled.nd for dat retarded person dat claims dat rich pple do runs abeg make u go read.if u knw say u no dull y u no fit pass.abeg commot

  10. I did’t like dis thing that you people are doing, but remember what ever thing do to ur follow human being God is looking u,

  11. Scrapping of jamb is alright bt neco is not a good idea what about us that graduated with our neco result? What will happen to us???

  12. Scrapping of jamb is alright bt neco is not a good idea what about us that have already entered school and graduated with our neco result? What will happen to us???

  13. it a good idea to scrap jamb and neco bcus other country are nt writing any of this. some parent dnt even have money to pay 4 waec 4 their children b4 they will even pay 4 jamb and neco pls u people shuld do sometin about it ooooooo. bcus other country do nt do it even if we nigerians go there will wont attept any examination we will just enter and start with them and they wont be any problem

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