#EndSARS: NECO postpones paper to maintain integrity, security of examination procedures ─Official

*National Examinations Council says it took the decision to maintain integrity and security of examinations procedures

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Due to what the exanimation body has described as an unforeseen incident resulting from the ongoing #EndSARS protests that blocked the free movement of materials to examination locations, the National Examinations Council (NECO) has rescheduled its Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) earlier scheduled for October 19, 2020.

Mr. Azeez Sani, Head of Information and Public Relations Division at NECO disclosed this development in a statement Sunday, in Abuja, FCT.

The statement said: “This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the NECO has been constrained to reschedule the Paper one Computer Studies Practicals earlier scheduled to take place on Oct. 19, to Nov. 16.

“This unforeseen incident has been caused by the #EndSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.

Sani further stated that “the NECO delivery truck had left its take off point well in advance on Friday, Oct. 16, earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.

“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact.”

NECO, however, regretted any inconveniences the reschedule may cause stakeholders.

The Council has taken the decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures, added the statement.

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