Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba has stated that the Federal government has rolled out a new directive to make it compulsory for parents and teachers to wear face masks and use sanitizers on the date of the exams.
The federal government has released dates for the commencement of the various examinations in the country to make sure they align well and do not crush as the Covid-19 protocol requires that there should be proper distancing between students.
The Federal Ministry of Education released a statement, through its Director of Press and Public Relations, Bem Goong which read as: “the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, (SSCE) for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on the 5th of October and end on 18th of November, 2020.”
“Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination, (NCEE) which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1) will run in-between the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations i.e. on Saturday, 17th October, 2020.
“Registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is on-going, will end on the 10th of September, 2020 and there shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever. The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, (NBAIS) examination will commence on Wednesday, 23rd September and end by 17th October, 2020.