The National Examination Council (NECO) has rescheduled its ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) over Endsars protest.
Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.
”This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals earlier scheduled to take place on Oct. 19, 2020 at 10a.m. to 1p.m., for Monday 16 Nov. 2020 at 10a.m. to 1p.m.
”This unforeseen incident has been caused by the ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.
”The NECO delivery truck had left its take off point well in advance on Friday, Oct. 16, earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.
”The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact.”
The council however regretted any inconveniences the rescheduling may cause stakeholders, saying that the council had taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.