The National Examination Council (NECO), has postponed the ongoing 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) indefinitely due to the current security challenges, occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which it said disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
The Governing Board of NECO reached the decision at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 where it reviewed the on-going 2020 SSCE(Internal) nationwide.
This was contained in a statement, signed by Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division on Sunday.
The Council had in a press release, dated 21st October, informed the general public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 on-going SSCE.
According to the statement on Sunday, the board while making the decision noted that some state governments had imposed curfew and closed schools in order to safeguard lives and property.
The board said the circumstances, made it difficult for the Council to move examination materials across the country and students in the affected locations were unable to sit for the papers already scheduled in the examination time table.
The Governing Board further resolved, that when normalcy returns, the Council will continue with the conduct of the examinations in all States.
“While regretting any inconveniences this postponement may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination”, the statement read.