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NECO Postpones Exams Indefinitely

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed indefinitely  the on-going 2020 Senior Certificate Examination.

The Governing Board, of the exam body, in a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, (NECO), Azeez Sani explained that the decision was as a result of the current security challenges, caused by the End SARS protest which cumulated into violence after being hijacked by hoodlums.

In the board’s latest review, it agreed that the current security crisis across Nigeria, which obstructed the smooth conduct of the examination, has forced States Government to impose curfews, and shut down of schools in most part of the country, to safeguard life and properties, made it inevitable for the exams to be postponed.

“Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the End SARS protest, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some part of the country.

“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 exam Council however, resolved to continue the conduct of the examinations as soon as normalcy is restored in all States.

It also regretted any inconveniency the postponement would cause all stakeholders, but added the decision was taken in order to maintain the integrity and security of the examinations procedures.

It would be recalled that EDU CARE NEWS last week that the NECO board had reviewed the effect of the End SARS protests, and rescheduled some of its papers.

 

 

 

 

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