Council also reschedules exam missed during #EndSARS demonstration
Says candidates, examination official will be protected against COVID-19.
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the 2020 SSCE external examination.
The Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the board, Azeez Sani announced the development in a statement.
He said the postponememt became imperative due to deluge of requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the examination. .
Sani, indicated that the examination, which was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday, February 1, 2021, and end on Wednesday March 3, 2021, will now start on Monday February 8, 2021, and end on Wednesday, March 8, 2021.
The Council also informed candidates, who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the #EndSARS protests in some states, to take note of the new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their various examination centres to be designated.
It assured candidates that it will put in place arrangements and measures that would protect and exam officials from contracting COVID-19 while sitting for the exam.
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