The National Examinations Council, NECO, has postponed the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination scheduled for the 28th of March, 2020.
The examination, which is conducted for admission into federal unity colleges was postponed over the coronavirus disease that now has over 40 confirmed cases in Nigeria.
According to NECO, controlled by the Federal Ministry of Education, the decision is in “deference to the various measures being put in place by the Federal and State Governments to curtail the potential spread of Coronavirus (COV1D-19).”
The statement read:
”The National Examination Council, NECO wishes to inform all candidates, guardians and relevant stakeholders of the indefinite postponement of the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday 28 March, 2020.” A statement released by Azeez Sani,Head of NECO’s Information and Public Relations Division read on Wednesday.
“This decision is in deference to the various measures being put in place by the Federal and State Governments to curtail the potential spread of Coronavirus (COV1D-19). “The Management of NECO regrets any inconveniences the postponement might have caused our esteemed Candidates and other Stakeholders.
“A new date for the examination will be communicated to Candidates and other Stakeholders in due course. “Meanwhile, registration for the examination continues.”
Here is the official statement below viathe twitter handle of NECO
Postponement of 2020 National Common Entrance (NCEE)
The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform all Candidates, Guardians and relevant Stakeholders of the indefinite postponement of the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) pic.twitter.com/IOS3zb9Nc4
— National Examination Council (NECO) (@Neconigeria) March 25, 2020