NECO announces date for rescheduled exams in 12 states (see list)

NECO announces date for rescheduled exams in 12 states (see list)

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced that candidates who were unable to write its senior schools' certificate examination (2020 SSCE) due to the EndSARS protests last year will be afforded another opportunity to do so between February 1 to March 3.

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The announcement was made by NECO’s registrar, Prof Godswill Obioma, on Wednesday, January 13 in Minna.

He disclosed via Twitter that a total of 233,000 candidates failed to write the NECO 2020 SSCE due to the protests.

NECO announces fresh dates for rescheduled exams in 12 states (see list)
Public school for girls in Mainland area in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Frédéric Soltan
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According to Vanguard, Obioma gave the lists of states affected by the protest to include:

1. Abia

2. Enugu

3. Edo

4. River

5. Ondo

6. Ekiti

7. Osun

8. Lagos

9. Oyo

10. Kano

11. Abuja

12 Ogun

He explained that results of the affected candidates will be pending until supplementary exams are conducted for the papers missed.

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He said:

We wish to inform the general public that the Council has made specific arrangements for those candidates who missed some papers due to the #EndSARS Protest in those states, the affected candidates will now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming 2020 SSCE (external) scheduled from Monday 1st February, 2021 to Wednesday 3rd March 2021."

Obioma noted that the special arrangements will be at no extra cost to the affected candidates.

The exam body also released the 2020 SSCE results. It said there was a 2 % increase of candidates that made five credits in the examination.

NECO disclosed that it has derecognised 12 schools for malpractice and massive cheating during the conduct of the examination.

In another news, the deadline for the registration of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2021 is now January 29.

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria made the announcement on Saturday, January 9.

The disclosure was made by the WAEC head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, who confirmed that the report from its zonal WAEC office, Benin City, Edo state.

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