The National Examinations Council (NECO), has rescheduled the start and end dates for its 2020 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations, SSCE (external).
This development was made known in a statement on Tuesday morning by the NECO head of public relations, Azeez Sani.
The statement noted that the exam will now start on Monday, February 8, 2021 and end on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
According to Sani, the change in date followed appeals by some candidates and stakeholders for an extension in the time for registration.
The statement read: “Following requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE (External), the National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed new dates for the examination.
“Thus, the examination which was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday 1st February, 2021 and end on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 will now start on Monday 8th February, 2021 and end on Wednesday 10th March, 2021.
“The Council hereby informs those candidates, who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the ENDSARS protests in some states, to take note of these new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their various examination centers to be designated.
“All candidates are advised to access the revised Examination Time Table on the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng
“All candidates, stakeholders and the general public are to take note of the above information.”
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has claimed that youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest in October 2020, want to join the Nigeria Police Force.
Naija News reports that the IGP made the claim while speaking on Channels Television’s Newsnight on Monday.
According to IGP Adamu, the youths that joined the protest offered to join because “the service the police provide is a service of God”.
He said, “The youths who participated in the #EndSARS and the rest of them, many of them want to join the police.
“Many of them will come and say, ‘Please, we want to join the police,’ because the service the police provide is a service of God.”
Source: Naija News