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JUST IN: NECO Releases 2020 Timetable

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JUST IN: NECO Releases 2020 Timetable

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has unveiled the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary 3 students.

NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital.

According to Obioma, the body has rolled out guidelines to enable schools prepare for conduct of the exams.

The guidelines include preparing examination centres and schools in compliance with COVID-19 protocols; decontamination of examination centres and schools; maintaining prescribed physical and social distancing protocols by candidates and examination officials.

Others include the provision of water and hand washing facilities, sanitizers and face masks by school proprietors, managers, parents and guardians as the case may be; as well as use of water, hand washing facilities, sanitizers and face masks by school proprietors, managers, parents/guardians, examination officials candidates and security officials.

He further stated that so far, only 169,144 students have registered for the Senior School Certificate Examination while 104,341 students and 80,110 pupils have so far registered for both the Basic Examination Certificate Examination (BECE) and the National Common Entrance Examination respectively.

“Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO-BECE) will commence on Monday 24th August and end on Monday 7th September 2020.

“Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (NECO-SSCE) will be between October 5th to November 18th 2020 while National Common Entrance Examination (NECO-NCEE) is scheduled to take place on 17th October 2020.

“We also schedule BECE (Re-sit) to take place on 11th and 12th November 2020.

“NECO has also prepared comprehensive examination time tables for all these scheduled examinations in harmonization with WAEC and NABTEB.

“Stakeholders and general public can assess and download the timetable from our website www.neco.gov.ng. We have also made adequate provision for the visually impaired candidates and albino.

“Stakeholders and general public should also take note that Registration for BECE would end three days to the commencement, registration for the NCEE would end a week to the commencement while SSCE registration would also end on 10th September 2020 without room for further extension,” Obiano said.

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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