The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, on Tuesday noted that the registration for the National Examination Council (NECO) and the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) for the Senior Secondary 3 students will continue running, while student prepare for WAEC which is set to begin on August 17.
The development was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.
The Minister called on teachers to continuously engage the students ahead of the examinations.
Nwajiuba said, “Once the WAEC examination starts on August 17, it will run till the middle of September and NABTEB will start immediately and run till October.”
He said “NECO examination will start on October 10, about a week to the end of NABTEB and run through to November.”
“We expect that throughout the period, students are working and learning.”
“We don’t just want them to be in school and be playing. This is the exit class. It says a lot about the six years spent in secondary school.”
“Right now, we are lifting the registration for NABTEB and NECO, continuously running, even while we are about to begin WAEC.”
“All examinations are a test of outcomes. We will want our teachers to continuously engage the students,” he said.