The National Examinations Council on Thursday said it had postponed the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination into unity schools , due to low registration of candidates.
The common entrance , which takes candidates to Junior Secondary School 1 , was earlier scheduled for April 13 , but the council noted that it had now shifted it to April 27 , to enable more registration for the examination .
The NECO Head , Information and Public Relations Division, Mr Azeez Sani , who announced the postponement in a statement , said the total number of registered candidates for the examination currently stood at 70 , 720.
He said , “ The National Examinations Council has postponed the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination into unity schools till April 27 . The re – scheduling was to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register for the examination .
“ A total of 70 , 720 candidates have so far registered for the examination . Candidates are advised to download the new examination time table from the council ’ s website. ”