Published January 27, 2021
Grace Edema and Adebayo Ayinde
FOLLOWING requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE ( External ) , the National Examinations Council has fixed new dates for the examination .
This was as the Council promised to come out with measures that would be put in place to protect candidates and exam officials from contracting COVID – 19 while sitting for the exam .
In a statement by Head , Information and Public Relations Division of the board , Azeez Sani, indicated that the examination , which was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday , February 1 , 2021 , and end on Wednesday March 3 , 2021 , will now start on Monday February 8 , 2021 , and end on Wednesday , March 8 , 2021 .
The Council also informed candidates , who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE ( Internal ) due to the EndSARS protests in some states, to take note of the new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their various examination centres to be designated .
In an interview with one of our correspondents , Sani explained that the Council was aware of the COVID -19 pandemic and would soon roll out guidelines to ensure everybody at exam venues was protected .
When asked if NECO would observe COVID- 19 protocols during the exam , Sani said , “ The Council will soon roll out guidelines for the exam in the context of COVID- 19 . In few days, we will come up with the guidelines . ”