The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday denied fixing any Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for Saturday, July 9.
The examination body in a statement released said it has rather given a whole examination free week.
The examination-free week would start from Friday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 13, 2022, to enable the Muslims to celebrate Sallah.
NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani in Minna said the council released the statement contrary to the report that it scheduled the examination for 9th July 2022, which is Sallah Day (Eid-Adha).
The statement reads, “The Council wishes to state that it has not scheduled any examination for Saturday 9th July 2022. It has given a whole examination free week, beginning from Friday, 8th July to Wednesday, 13th July 2022 in the On-going Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for School-based candidates to enable the Muslim faithful to have enough time to celebrate the festival.
“Conscious of the importance of religious festivals, the Council has always made adequate provision for such in fixing examination dates”.