The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary 3 students
NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma said this on Tuesday, August 11 during a press conference at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital.
Obioma highlighted some guidelines to enable schools prepare for conduct of the exams.
According to him, he said the guidelines include preparing examination centres and schools in compliance with COVID-19 protocols; decontamination of examination centres and schools; maintaining prescribed physical and social distancing protocols by candidates and examination officials.
Others include the provision of water and hand washing facilities, sanitizers and face masks by school proprietors, managers, parents and guardians as the case may be; as well as use of water, hand washing facilities, sanitizers and face masks by school proprietors, managers, parents/guardians, examination officials candidates and security officials.
The registrar informed that said about 169,144 students have registered for the Senior School Certificate Examination.
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He also explained that 104,341 students and 80,110 pupils have so far registered for both the Basic Examination Certificate Examination (BECE) and the National Common Entrance Examination respectively.
Daily Times had reported that the Federal Government released dates for various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3.
The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.