The ongoing Senior Schools Certificate Examination, SSCE, has been suspended by the National Examinations Council, NECO, due to unrest in some states in Nigeria.
This is coming few hours after protesters of the End SARS movement were shoot at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night.
Although the examination body conducted Economics paper on Tuesday and Physics practical on Wednesday, some states were unable to conduct the exam due the ongoing protest.
NECO in a statement released through the Department of Examination Administration (DEA) on Wednesday, has directed all its staff on field for the examinations to return to the office.
According to NECO, “The Management and Governing Board of the National Examinations Council NECO is compelled by circumstances occasioned by the End SARS protests which led to imposition of curfews in some states thereby making it difficult for the council to move sensitive materials across the country, to put on hold papers for Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24, October.”
NECO, however, said that “the papers will be written between 17th to 19th November after computer practical paper on the 16th“.
It also pointed out that “examinations will continue on the 27th of October”.