The Kano State House of assembly has made a request to the National Examination Council (NECO), for a shift in the September 3 deadline date for the registration of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).
In a Plenary session of the Assembly on Wednesday, a PDP member representing Ungogo, Aminu Sa’ad, said the most parents were unable to register their children for the examination due to late release of qualifying examination by the State Government.
“If you can remember, recently the state government ordered for the release of the qualifying examination results for 104,000 students.
“Out of the 104,000 students, only 29,126 secured five credits and above, including, Mathematics and English, representing about 15 per cent.
“This is of great concern to us because it will affect the number of students from kano to be enrolled in higher institutions in the next academic year,” he said.
He also called on the State Government to explore the possibility of sponsoring additional students for the examination due to the inability of parents to pay for their children.
It would be recalled that NECO on Tuesday, August 11, released the toimetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for students in exit class.
The NECO Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma had announced that NECO SSCE would begin on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.