#ENDSARS: NECO Postpones Exams Definitely
The ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) postponed indefinitely by the National Examinations Council (NECO) owing to the crisis in the country over the #EndSARS protests.
They contained this in a statement released by the NECO’s spokesperson, Azeez Sani in Minna, capital of Niger state on Sunday.
The examination body, NECO stated that the governing board of the council reached the decision
last Thursday after it reviewed the conduct of the ongoing 2020 examination nationwide.
“The Council had in a press release, dated 21st October 2020, informed the general
public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 ongoing SSCE,” the statement read.
“Arising from that meeting, today (Sunday) the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal)
be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by
the END SARS protests which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
“In making this decision, the Board noted that due to these security challenges,
some state governments imposed a curfew and closed schools in order to safeguard lives and property;
“In the circumstances, it has become difficult for the council to move examination materials
across the country and students in the affected locations could not sit
for the papers already scheduled in the examination timetable.
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 the seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.”