- NECO has been forced to postpone its ongoing SSCE exams over the spate of violence that has trailed the EndSARS protests
- The governing body of the council took this decision in a recent meeting
- NECO's spokesman, Azeez Sani, on Sunday, October 25, said that the exam will resume when things return to normal in terms of security
Following the violence that has characterised the EndSARS protest all over Nigeria, the National Examination Council (NECO) has indefinitely postponed its ongoing Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
NECO's leadership took the drastic decision in a recent meeting in which it reviewed the conduct of the examination that has been disrupted security challenges across the country, The Nation reports.
This was confirmed on Sunday, October 25, by council's head information and public relations division, Azeez Sani.
In a statement released by Sani, the governing body of NECO resolved the examination will continue when things return to normal, especially with regards to security.
The statement partly read:
“The governing board further resolved, that when normalcy returns, the council will continue with the conduct of the examinations in all states.
“While regretting any inconveniences this postponement may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for seamless conduct of the council’s examination.”
Earlier, NECO postponed the Computer Studies Practical Paper I. This was made known by Saniheadin a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18.
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.
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