The National Examinations Council (NECO) has declared that the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) will now end on the 4th of September and no longer 7th September as earlier disclosed.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council, Professor Godswill Obiora publicized this while informing Journalists at the Council Headquarters in Minna, Niger state.
He explained that the BECE timetable was restricted to discontinue on the 4th of September in order to reduce cost.
“NECO SSCE will take place on Monday 5th October 2020 to Wednesday 18th November 2020 while NECO NCEE for admission of JSS1 students into Federal Unity Colleges will hold on Saturday 17th October 2020.
“In addition, NECO has scheduled the BECE (re-sit) to take place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November 2020 for the prescribed relevant subjects.”
The Registrar noted that the examination body has readied a manual on guidelines for the preparation of school for the supervision of public examinations in the context of COVID-19 which covers five areas.
He then asserted that NECO has put in place special measures for its BECE, SSCE and NCEE this year adding that the measures will ensure suitable standards and excellence before, during and after the examinations.
Among the measures include the signing of an oath of loyalty by everyone who will take part in the examination while the installation and use of special CCTV cameras in all examination centers and custodian points are being used.
Obioma restated that registration of all examinations are ongoing emphasizing that there will not be any delay urging government, parents and schools to procure the forms before the deadline of sales of forms.