– The National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed an exam slated for Monday, October 19
– According to the council, the exam was rescheduled because of the ongoing EndSARS protests
– The council further advised that the examination will now hold on Monday, November 16
Following the ongoing protests against police brutality, the National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the Paper I Computer Studies Practical.
Azeez Sani, head, information, and public relations division of the council, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Sani said the examination, which was initially scheduled for Monday, October 19, was rescheduled because of the EndSARS protests that are affecting human and vehicular movement in some cities.
While noting that the ongoing protests affected the supply of examination materials, Sani added that the paper has been moved to Monday, November 16.
“The unforeseen incident has been caused by the ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.
“The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance two days earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that NECO announced that its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary three (SS3) students commenced on October 5.
The announcement was made by the NECO registrar/chief executive officer, Professor Godswill Obioma at a press conference in Minna, Niger state, on Tuesday, August 11.
He said that the NECO senior secondary certificate examinations (SSCE) will end on November 18, 2020.