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NECO ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR 2020 SSCE REGISTRATION

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NECO ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR 2020 SSCE REGISTRATION

The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced September 10 as the deadline for schools to register their candidates for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

This was announced on Monday in Abuja by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the exam body, Prof Godswill Obioma, who told stakeholders that NECO is in disagreement with the Federal Ministry of Education which announced an extension of the registration period for the exam.

The Registrar explained that the deadline is to allow NECO to prepare effectively and put all necessary logistics in place for the examination.

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He also used the opportunity to restate that the 2020 NECO/SSCE (Internal) would begin on October 5, and would end on November 18.

“The National Examinations Council wishes to remind all stakeholders and the general public that the deadline for the registration of schools and examination candidates for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) is Thursday 10 September.

He also added that “There will not be subject to extension as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education. This is to enable efficient and effective planning for the examination logistics required for the smooth conduct of the 2020 NECO SSCE (Internal)’’

Prof Obioma also disclosed that the schedule and examination time table for the 2020 NECO external SSCE would soon be released.

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WAEC to release 2020 SSSCE results next week

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The West African Examinations Council has said the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination would be released next week.

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The unrest experienced in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality had forced governments to impose curfew in their respective states.

“WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date: Dear candidates, the Council had planned to release the results today in fulfilment of our Project 45 but due to the curfew imposed last week, it had to be postponed till next week.

“The exact date will be made known soon,” @waecnigeria tweeted on Wednesday.

When contacted, the Head of Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, confirmed the development

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National Examinations Council Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely

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National Examination Council Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely

Following the ongoing #EndSARS protest across the country, the National Examinations Council, (NECO) has postponed the ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations,(SSCE) indefinitely.

This is the third postponement of the ongoing examinations within two weeks.

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The governing board of the council has at its special meeting held on Thursday, 22nd October 2020 reviewed the on-going 2020 ssce (internal) nationwide and concluded that it is no longer safe to continue with the examinations due to the insecurity in most parts of the country.

The council had in a press release last Wednesday rescheduled some papers of the 2020 on-going  SSCE.

The board in its meeting held last Thursday however resolved to postpone the examinations indefinitely.

The council in the statement signed by its head, information and public relations division, Azeez Sani said it regretted any inconveniences the postponement may cause its esteemed stakeholders.

It added that the council has taken the decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for the seamless conduct of the council’s examination now and in the future.

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FCT Teachers Refuse to Accept Students Over Minimum Wage

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Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have refused pupils who resumed school for the first time since the COVID-19.

Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have refused pupils who resumed school for the first time since the COVID-19.

The teachers under the Supervision of the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, said the Area Council Chairmen in the territory have refused to implement the National minimum wage and payment of arrears.

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In September, chairman of the union, Stephen Knabayi, had directed members not to resume work whenever schools reopened.

He said while the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has commenced payment of the new minimum wage, the six Area Councils in the territory saddled with payment of primary school teachers have refused to budge.

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