- NECO said its first timetable for the 2020 SSCE (external) is not feasible
- The examination body has now announced Monday, February 8, as the official commencement date instead of February 1
- According to the body, the postponement was due to the demand of the candidates for more time in order to allow them to prepare
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed another date for the commencement of its external 2020 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
The examination body, in a statement by its spokesman Azeez Sani, on Tuesday, January 26, said the date for the exam has been rescheduled to Monday, February 8, 2021.
NECO had slated the commencement of the examination for Monday, February 1, but following a request by candidates to be given more time, the body said it had no choice than to grant their request and reschedule a new date.
The examination will end, according to the body, in a month, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
Recall that NECO's 2020/2021 SSCE results were released recently for candidates to see their performances
The results were released by the council in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday, January 13
JAMB opens portal for admission
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced the opening of its portal for the institutions to upload names of applicants who have been shortlisted for the 2020/2021 admission.
This was announced by the board's registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5.
According to the JAMB registrar, all the admission processes will go through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) for approval.
Sale of forms not yet official - JAMB
Meanwhile, JAMB disclosed that it had not commenced the sale of forms for 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The examination body made this known on Monday, January 4, through a weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar.
JAMB also warned the prospective candidates to be wary of the rumour mongers and fraudsters, adding that the clarification became necessary because of fake news.