As a result of the civil unrest caused by Hoodlums at the wake of the EndSARS Protests and other external factors, many candidates who registered and sat for the 2020 NECO exams were unable to complete their papers. However, The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Tuesday announced a new date for the commencement of its 2020 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations, SSCE (external).
NECO spokesman, Azeez Sani in a press release said the board has rescheduled the examination which was earlier slated to commence on February 1st, 2021 to Monday, February 8th, 2021 and end on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021.
“Following requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE (External), the National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed new dates for the examination,” Sani said.
“Thus, the examination which was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday 1st February, 2021 and end on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 will now start on Monday 8th February, 2021 and end on Wednesday 10th March, 2021.
“The Council hereby informs those candidates, who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the ENDSARS protests in some states, to take note of these new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their various examination centers to be designated.
“All candidates are advised to access the revised Examination Time Table on the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng
“All candidates, stakeholders and the general public are to take note of the above information.”
SOURCE: The Guardian