National Examination Council (Nigeria)
The National Examinations Council (NECO) is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and December/January respectively.
NECO created by former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar in April 1999.The first Federal organization to offer subsidized registration to academic candidates in Nigeria. Because Its Mandated to take over the responsibilities of the National Board of Education Measurement (NBEM). Its maiden examination took place in mid-2000
As a result The National Common Entrance Examination, they administer to pupils in their 6th year of basic education for admission into Federal Unity Colleges. Further more Two examinations are held annually.
Finally On 15 July 2013, Because Some plans made by the federal government of Nigeria to remove the National Examination Council From the Nigeria Education System due to low and average passing percentage from candidates across the state in Nigeria