- Candidates of NECO and NABTEb will sit down for their exams from October 5
- Also, common entrance into secondary schools will hold October 17
- This was disclosed by Emeka Nwajuiba
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The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18.
This was disclosed by the federal government through Emeka Nwajuiba, minister of state for education.
The minister also disclosed that National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 and end by October 15.
Also, the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Unity Colleges will hold on October 17 according to the director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Ben Goong.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government announced that the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would commence on August 4.
According to him, the ministry would publish the local timings for the examinations after a meeting with authorities of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), among other stakeholders.
Legit.ng had also reported that WAEC on Sunday, July 5, asked Nigerians to disregard a timetable currently in circulation around the country.
It was reported that the supposed timetable was said to have been released hours after the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the resumption of schools to some sets of students.
The schools had remained shut for months now over the spreading coronavirus pandemic in Lagos and some parts of Nigeria. In reaction to an inquiry by a Nigerian on Twitter, Jamiu Kazeem Babatunde, WAEC said the timetable did not emanate from it.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos state chapter, said it is opposed to the reopening of schools due to the rising cases of COVID-19.
The chairman of the NUT in Lagos state, Adesina Adedoyin, made the disclosure when reacting to the decision of the south-west governors to commence WASSCE in August.
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