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We are yet to postpone 2020 BECE, SSCE – NECO

Valentine Chinyem



The National Examinations Council (NECO) has denied extending the proposed date for the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) over the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This was made known in a statement issued by NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mallam Azeez Sani.

According to him, only the 2020 National Common Entrance (NCEE) was postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak, while urging the public to ignore rumours on social media that the exams were postponed

“The Council has not reviewed any of its remaining Examination Time Tables (BECE) and (SSCE), neither is it contemplating such for now.

“The general public has been urged to disregard such fake news, as the Council is monitoring the prevailing situation in the country and will make official pronouncement on the examinations, if the need arises,” Mallam Sani said.

On March 24, the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 28, 2020 was postponed, tollow

“NECO wishes to inform all Candidates, Guardians and relevant Stakeholders of the indefinite postponement of NCEE.

“This decision is in deference to the various measures being put in place by the Federal and State Governments to curtail the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),” the examination body had stated.