Latest: NECO Resumes SSCE Exams on Monday
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination in all states and the FCT on Monday, November 9, 2020.
The Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, said this in a statement on Monday.
It reads partly, “The National Examinations Council wishes to inform candidates, schools, and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination in all states and the FCT from Monday, November 9, 2020.
“The council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday, October 25 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
“Following the return of normalcy in the states and FCT, the examinations will now continue with a new timetable from Monday, November 9, 2020, to Saturday, November 28, 2020.
“This new timetable will be made available to the general public, schools, and candidates from Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The time-table can also be seamlessly downloaded from the NECO official website.”
Earlier: NECO Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the postponement of the ongoing Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) indefinitely.
The Governing Board of NECO took the decision at its Special Meeting held last week after it reviewed the conduct of the ongoing 2020 examination nationwide.
The council had in a statement dated October 21, 2020, informed the general public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 ongoing SSCE because of the inability of the agency to deliver examination materials to some states as a result of curfew.
But rising from Thursday’s meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the #ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
Head of Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Mr. Azeez Sani, confirmed the development in a statement issued yesterday.
“In making this decision, the board noted that due to these security challenges: Some state governments imposed a curfew and closed schools in order to safeguard lives and property; in the circumstances, it has become difficult for the council to move examination materials across the country; students in the affected locations were unable to sit for the papers already scheduled in the examination time table.
“The Governing Board further resolved, that when normalcy returns, the Council will continue with the conduct of the examinations in all states.
“While regretting any inconveniences this postponement may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for seamless conduct of the council’s examination,” the statement said.
Earlier: NECO Postpones SSCE Exam for 22nd – 24th October
Management and Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) is compelled by the circumstances occasioned by the End SARS protest which led to the imposition of curfew in some states of the duration thereby making it difficult for the Council to move Sensitive materials across the country.
In view of this, therefore, the papers for Thursday 22, Friday 23, and Saturday 24, 2020 have been rescheduled to be taken from 17th to 19th of November, 2020. The Examination will resume on Tuesday 27th October 2020 as scheduled.
Usman G. Mohammed
State Officer Kaduna
Earlier: NECO Postpones Exam Due to #EndSARS Protest
The National Examination Council (NECO) has postponed Computer Studies Practical’s scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, until November 16. This was contained in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, on Sunday.
According to him, the decision was taken because of the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, affecting human and vehicular movement which has also affected the supply of examination materials.
The statement read, “This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule the Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s earlier scheduled to take place on Monday 19 October 2020, 10 am to 1 pm. The examination of this paper will now hold on Monday 16 November 2020, 10 am-1 pm.
”This unforeseen incident has been caused by the #ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.
“The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance two days earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.
“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved intact and are in the custody of NECO’s vault.
”While regretting any inconveniences this rescheduling may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.”