There was serious drama on Tuesday after the National Examinations Council announced that the missed papers during the just concluded NECO examinations would be written in February 2021.
The exam body in a statement released through its registrar, Godswill Obioma, noted that the missed papers would be written the Senior School Certificate Examination held between February 1 and March 3, 2021.
Some of the papers include Chemistry Paper 1, Commerce paper II and III, Economics and Technical drawing.
Students in some states in the country were prevented from writing the papers due to the EndSARS protests which were across the country at the time.
The statement reads partly, “The management of the National Examinations Council has graciously approved that the Chemistry Paper I and Commerce Papers II and III postponed in the wake of the EndSARS protests be taken during the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE external) holding between 1st February and 3rd March 2021. Candidates with any specific challenge involving Economics II & III and Technical Drawing I should take advantage of this opportunity.”
The Chairman of the Lagos National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Olawale Amusa, while speaking on the development noted that it would have both negative and psychological effects on the candidates
Amusa further stated that the decision of NECO is not a good step.
He said, “It will affect the children who are relying on such result for admission. Many higher institutions have started processing admission and some of them need it. For the council to have postponed it to next year will have a great effect on the children. It will affect the admission processing. It will affect them psychologically.”
Meanwhile, the federal government on Tuesday disclosed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU had earlier agreed during its last meeting to end the nine-month strike on December 9.
The union, however, had stated that it would not resume back to class until the salaries of its members are paid by the government.
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