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No exams on Sallah day, NECO clarifies

By Kanayo Umeh (Abuja) and Bala Yahaya (Minna)
05 July 2022   |   2:38 am
National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed report making the rounds that it had fixed test for Sallah day, July 9.

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National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed a report making the rounds that it had a fixed test for Sallah day, July 9.

In a statement by its Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, NECO said it was conscious of every religious festival and would not schedule any test on such days.

The statement reads in full: “The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to state that it has not scheduled any examination for Saturday, 9th July 2022.

“This is contrary to insinuations in some quarters that the council has scheduled examination for 9th July 2022, which is Sallah Day (Eid- Adha).

“Conscious of the importance of religious festivals, the council has always made adequate provision for such in fixing examination dates.

“The council has given a whole examination-free week, beginning from Friday, 8th July to Wednesday, 13th July 2022 in the ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates to enable Muslim faithful have enough time to celebrate the festival.”

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