NECO begins externals Feb 8

By Faith Igbudu

National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the 8th of February 2021, as the new date for the commencement of 2020 SSCE (external) examination.

In a press release signed by Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, said the decision to shift the examination date from 1st February to 8th February, is to allow all candidates writing the examination more time to complete their registration process.

The statement reads in part, “Following request by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE (External), the National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed new dates for the examination.

“Thus the examination which was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday, 1st February and end Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 will now start on Monday, 8th February 2021 and end on Wednesday, 10th march, 2021” .

The statement further enjoins all candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (internals) due to the ENDSARS protest in some states, to take note of the new dates and report for the examination at the designated centres without fail.

The statement adds that all affected candidates should visit the council’s website: for a detailed lay out of the timetable.

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