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NECO revises timetable, begins 2020 SSCE Febuary 8

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Conceding to requests by its external candidates for more time to complete their registration formalities, the National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced a new date for commencement of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

In a statement, yesterday by its Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the organisation said the test, earlier scheduled for February 1, 2021, would begin on Monday, February 8, and end on Wednesday, March 10.

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It advised applicants, who missed some papers in the 2020 school-based (internal) SSCE due to the #ENDSARS protests to join their external colleagues in taking the examinations at designated centers.

The candidates were instructed to access the revised examination timetable on the council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng.

The statement read: “Following requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE (External), the National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed new dates for the examination.”

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“Thus, 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 10, 2021.

“The council hereby informs those 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.

“All candidates are advised to access the revised examination timetable on the council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng.”

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