The National Examinations Council (NECO) has denied shifting the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
A statement issued by NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mallam Azeez Sani, said the examination body categorically stated that only the 2020 National Common Entrance (NCEE) was postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak.
He said that news of the exams’ postponement which was trending on social media were fake, untrue and urged members of the public to disregard them.
“The Council has not reviewed any of its remaining Examination Time Tables (BECE) and (SSCE), neither is it contemplating such for now.
“The general public has been urged to disregard such fake news, as the Council is monitoring the prevailing situation in the country and will make official pronouncement on the examinations, if the need arises,” Mallam Sani said.
Daily Trust reports that the NECO had, on March 24, postponed indefinitely the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
“NECO wishes to inform all Candidates, Guardians and relevant Stakeholders of the indefinite postponement of NCEE.
“This decision is in deference to the various measures being put in place by the Federal and State Governments to curtail the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),” the examination body had stated.