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#EndSARS: 233,000 to resit NECO exams

The National Examination Council (NECO)

The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma, has said that owing to the #EndSARS protests which prevented a total of 233,000 candidates from taking the examination in some states, the management has pledged to accommodate such candidates in the external examination slated for Monday, February 1, 2021, to Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Obioma, who disclosed this while announcing the release of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) internal results, Wednesday, in Minna, Niger State, gave the list of states affected by the protest to include Abia, Enugu, Edo, Rivers, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Lagos.

Others are Oyo, Kano, Ogun and the FCT.

He also said the affected subjects were Chemistry practical, Economics, Technical Drawing, Food and Nutrition, and Further Mathematics.

He said the results of the affected candidates would be pending until supplementary exams were conducted for the papers missed.

“These special arrangements will be at no extra cost to these candidates.  Upon release of the 2020 SSCE internal results, those of the affected candidates will be pending for those papers missed and would be subsequently updated after the supplementary examination results are released,” he explained.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,221,447,   candidates registered for the examination, nationwide and 1,209,992, sat for the examination.