Written by Godfrey AKON

FG: NECO SSCE registration to end September 10

The Federal Government says the ongoing registration for National Examination Council, NECO-administered Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, will end on the 10th of September 2020, warning that the closing date will not be extended.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, who made the announcement in Abuja, provided a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes, from 17th August to 18th November 2020.

Nwajiuba said the decision was taken after series of meetings with Chief Executives of examination bodies, disclosing that the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, will start on the 17th of August, 2020 while the National Business and Technical Examination Board, NABTEB, examinations will start on the 21st September and end by 15th October, 2020.

A statement by the Director of Press and Information, Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, noted that other details of the schedule indicate that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, SSCE for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on the 5th of October and end on 18th of November, 2020.

“The Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 also conducted by NECO, will start on the 24th of August and end on the 7th of September, 2020.

“Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination, (NCEE) which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1) will run in-between the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations i.e. on Saturday, 17th October, 2020,” the statement said. 

It noted that for the one-day National Common Entrance Examination conducted by NECO, it is compulsory for parents and pupils to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them, alcohol-based sanitizers.

It further indicated that the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, NBAIS, examination will commence on Wednesday, 23rd September and end by 17th October, 2020, while directing all examination bodies in the country to release details of their examination timetables to candidates.

Stakeholders present at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, Registrar, Joint Admissions Matriculations Board, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede; and Registrar, National Examinations Council, NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma.

Others were the Registrar, National Business and Technical Examination Board, NABTEB, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe; National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, NBAIS Dr. Raji as well as the Acting Registrar of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Dr. J.O. Oke.

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