Following the approval by the Federal Government for the reopening of schools for exit classes, the National Examination Council (NECO) has announced dates for the conduct of all its examinations, starting with the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) on August 25.
This would be immediately followed by the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) slated for October 5 and would end on November 18, 2020.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof Godswill Obioma, who announced this while briefing newsmen in Minna, yesterday, said the council has in line with the new dates, prepared a comprehensive examinations time table for the scheduled examinations in harmonization with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Board for Technical Education Board (NABTEB).
According to the new timetable, the National Common Entrance Examinations for JSS1 qualifying examinations into unity schools will now take place on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
The registrar disclosed that in order to ensure that the examinations are conducted in an environment that is safe for candidates and officials, as well as other stakeholders, “NECO has prepared a manual on guideline for preparation for schools for conduct of public examinations in the context of Covid-19”.
These guidelines, he pointed out, cover roles of responsibilities and expectations of various stakeholders which includes, schools proprietors, schools principals and mangers, parents and guardians, examination candidates, supervisors and invigilators.