- NECO has announced that papers that were earlier postponed will be written in February 2021
- Godswill Obioma, the NECO registrar made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, December 8
- The registrar explained that the missed papers would be taken during the SSCE between February 1 and March 3, 2021
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said that some papers that were misses during the just concluded exams would hold in February 2021.
It would be recalled that some NECO papers were postponed amid the EndSARS protests as students in Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Edo, among other states, were reportedly prevented from writing their exams.
This was revealed in a statement by Godswill Obioma, NECO registrar, on Tuesday, December 8, The Punch reports.
According to Obioma, the missed papers including Chemistry Paper 1, Commerce paper II and III, Economics and Technical drawing would be taken by candidates during the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) holding between February 1 and March 3, 2021.
However, the long postponement of the papers till 2021 has left school owners, parents, and students confused.
While parents have condemned the postponement of the papers, some educational professionals have noted that the decision would have both negative and psychological effects on the candidates.
Olawale Amusa, the Lagos state chairman, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, explained that the development was not a good decision by the exam council as it would affect the processing of admission.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that NECO postponed the Computer Studies Practical Paper I following the protests against police brutality.
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.
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.
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