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NECO denies postponement of SSCE exams over COVID-19 fears


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has denied rumours making the rounds especially on social media that it has postponed its 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination due to fears of the spread of COVID-19.

NECO in a statement on Wednesday by its Head of Information, Mr Azeez Sani, however said that it was studying the prevailing situation in the country and would postpone the exams if there was any need to do so.

The council therefore urged the general public to disregard the rumour as fake news that it has postponed its SSCE and BECE exams which usually take place around May and June of every year.

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Sani said, “We state categorically that apart from the 2020 National Common Entrance that was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the council has not reviewed any of its remaining examination timetables for BECE and SSCE, neither is it contemplating such for now.

“The general public is urged to disregard such fake news, as the council is monitoring the prevailing situation in the country and will make an official pronouncement on the examinations if the need arises.”

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