The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Sunday, October 25, 2020, announced the indefinite postponement of the ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
This is coming barely 2 days after the examination body had put on hold all her 2020 school certificate activities due to the curfew and closure of schools in some parts of the country.
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The disclosure was made in a press statement that was issued by NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Sani in his statement said that the board’s decision to postpone the exams indefinitely is due to the current security challenges, occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
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The statement partly reads, “The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, 22nd October 2020 reviewed the ongoing 2020 SSCE (Internal) nationwide. The Council had in a press release, dated 21st October 2020, informed the general public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 ongoing SSCE. 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 ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
“In making this decision, the Board noted that due to these security challenges:
- Some state governments imposed curfews 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 the council will continue with the conduct of the examination in all states when normalcy returns. It also noted that this decision was taken in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures.
What you should know
Two days ago, Nairametrics announced that NECO had put on hold all 2020 SSCE activities. The examination body said this was due to the curfew and closure of schools by some state governments, due to the hijack of the #EndSARS protests across the country.
Therefore, it advised students to remain at home till normalcy is restored in the country.
Press release pic.twitter.com/4h6ARJQArV
— National Examinations Council (NECO) (@Neconigeria) October 25, 2020
When is Now NECO?
When are we going to continue na
When are we going to continue the remaining papers sir?
Till further notice
Pls let’s write abeg..I don’t understand what u pple are talking about abeg.. everything is normal now..stop deceiving yourselves.everytime when it comes to education una go dey delay..as if it’s a big deal..
I suggest this ongoing SSCE by NECO be continued especially now the candidates are in the spirit to write the exam. The governing board should do something now without further loss of time.
Plsease sir, we want to write this exam, plead on our behave.
The curfew has been lifted off
Pls when are we continuing pls consider us please ,now those of us in boarding system has no apartment if the exam passes this November pls and we can’t be making everyday from far away places please we are begging let’s continue please
Please sir When are you going to continues paper
The government should please let us back
Since the year is running out of hand
If not for the pandemic and now the protest
We ought to have been out of school by now
And even thinking of gaining admission
We don’t want to spend our Christmas without writing and even forgetting we’ve written our exams
But please I beg the neco officials and head on behalf of all those writing neco
To please call us back before the week runs out
So we could end this year happily out of secondary school
Sir when will this exams continue