NECO Adjusts Examination Timetable As Protest Disrupts Material Distribution 

Richard Ginika Izuora

The National Examination Council (NECO) has rescheduled its October 19, Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) following the #EndSARS protest.

Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO said this in a statement issued on Sunday, October 18, in Abuja.

“This is to inform the general public and especially candidates; that the NECO has been constrained to reschedule the Paper one Computer Studies Practicals earlier scheduled to take place on October 19, to November 16.

”This unforeseen incident has been caused by the #EndSARS protest; that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.

“The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance on Friday, October 16, earlier to deliver examination materials to some states; and has been held up in the blockage since then.

“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact.”

However, NECO regretted any inconveniences the reschedule may cause stakeholders; adding that the council had taken the decision; in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures.

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