- NECO has announced the postponement of an exam slated for Monday, October 19
- According to the council, the exam was rescheduled because of the protests against police brutality
- The council further advised that the examination will now hold on Monday, November 16
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Following the ongoing protests against police brutality, the National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the Computer Studies Practical Paper I.
This was made known by Azeez Sani, head, information, and public relations division of the council, in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Sani said the examination, initially fixed for Monday, October 19, was rescheduled because of the EndSARS protests that are affecting human and vehicular movement in some cities.
While noting that the ongoing protests affected the supply of examination materials, Sani added that the paper has been moved to Monday, November 16.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that NECO announced that its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary three (SS3) students commenced on October 5.
The announcement was made by the NECO registrar/chief executive officer, Professor Godswill Obioma at a press conference in Minna, Niger state, on Tuesday, August 11.
He said that the NECO senior secondary certificate examinations (SSCE) will end on November 18, 2020.
In other news, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed a timeline when it would release results for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Demianus Ojijeogu, the head of public affairs of WAEC Nigeria in an interview said that results for the just-concluded WASSCE would be released within 45 days after the exam has ended.
Meanwhile, the resumption of students in graduating classes on Monday, August 10, after four months of COVID-19 lockdown was marked by a high turnout across the country as secondary schools reopened for the return of classes.
Pupils and their teachers in both public and private schools in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, complied with the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Oluwatosin Ajayi, the headteacher of Ado-Ekiti Grammar School said about 205 pupils registered for WASSCE, while about 95 percent of the pupils had resumed.
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