The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the on-going 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination until further notice.
In a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division NECO, Azeez Sani, reveals that the decision was reached following the crisis accompanied with the #EndSARS protests across the country.
According to DAILYPOST the board had to reschedule some its papers after a review last week on it’s position towards the protests which had led to curfews and closure of schools to protect lives and properties.
‘‘Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the End SARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
‘‘In the circumstances, it has become difficult for the Council to move examination materials across the country. Students in the affected locations were unable to sit for the papers already scheduled in the examination time table’’.
The exam council further resolved, to continue the conduct of the examinations as soon as normalcy returned to all States.
It regretted the inconveniences the postponement would cause all stakeholders but say it took the decision to maintain the integrity and security of the examination procedures.