233,000 Candidates to Write NECO exams Disrupted by #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council (NECO) has stated that 233,000 candidates, who as a result of the #EndSARS protest could not participate in the examinations, will join external candidates to write the examinations in February.

Head of Information and Public Relations Division of the council, Mr. Azeez Sani confirmed this to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that the Council Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma while announcing the 2020 results, said that 12 states were disrupted during the conduct of the examinations as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the #EndSARS protests.

Sani added, that the affected candidates would now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming SSCE (External) scheduled to hold between February 1 and March 3.

He noted that the special arrangement was at no extra cost to these candidates.

Sani in his statement listed the 12 states as;  Abia, Enugu, Edo, Rivers, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Ogun States,  and FCT.

He further mentioned the affected subjects to be; Chemistry practical, Economics, Technical Drawing, Food and Nutrition, and Further Mathematics.

He however explained that the results of the affected candidates will be pending until supplementary exams are conducted for the papers missed.

It would be recalled that the results of the National Examinations Council (NECO) 2020 were released on Wednesday.

NECO released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a 2 percent increase in the number of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.

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