The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced a new date for candidates to complete the registration process for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
This is in view of the challenges and disruptions which have characterised the process thus far, and comes on the heels of pleas by candidates to be given more time.
A statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, said the examination would now commence on Monday, February 8, 2021, and end on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Before now, the NECO had fixed the examination for Monday, February 1, 2021, to Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
The latest information has come as an elixir of sorts to hundreds of thousands of students under pressure to do well in the examinations.
With the latest development, they now have more windows to prepare adequately for the
The Council also informed the set of candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the EndSARS protests in some states to take note of these new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their various examination centres to be designated.
The National Examination Council (NECO) has said 233,000 candidates would write the examination in February.
Early in year, the NECO had said that candidates who could not write the examinations due to the End SARS crisis would take it alongside as external candidates.
Speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Azeez Sani, Head of Information and Public Relations Division of the council said that the Council Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, while announcing the 2020 results, said that 12 states were disrupted during the conduct of the examinations as a result of the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and the End SARS protests.
Sani said that the affected candidates would now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming SSCE (External) scheduled.