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NECO postpones GCE, reschedules papers missed throughout #End SARS. FOLLOWING requests by candidates to be given extra time to finish their registration course of for the 2020 SSCE (External), the National Examinations Council has mounted new dates for the examination.

This was because the Council promised to come back out with measures that may be put in place to guard candidates and examination officers from contracting COVID-19 whereas sitting for the examination.

The National Examination Council (often known as NECO) is an examination physique in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and November/December respectively. It is headed by an Ag. Registrar/Chief Executive, Abubakar M. Gana, appointed by the President underneath part 9 of its establishing Act. It has six departments, every headed by a director. Each Department has divisions, composed of models. A crew of administrators and a registrar are the governing physique, which is headed by chair Abubakar Siddique Mohammed.

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A press release by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the board, Azeez Sani, indicated that the examination, which was earlier scheduled to start on Monday, February 1, 2021, and finish on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, will now begin on Monday, February 8, 2021, and finish on Wednesday, March 8, 2021.

The Council additionally knowledgeable candidates, who missed some papers throughout the 2020 SSCE (Internal) as a result of EndSARS protests in some states, to pay attention to the brand new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their numerous examination facilities to be designated.

In an interview with considered one of our correspondents, Sani defined that the Council was conscious of the COVID-19 pandemic and would quickly roll out pointers to make sure everyone at examination venues was protected.

When requested if NECO would observe COVID-19 protocols throughout the examination, Sani mentioned, “The Council will soon roll out guidelines for the exam in the context of COVID-19. In few days, we will come up with the guidelines.”

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