By Joseph Erunke, Abuja
The Nationwide Examinations Council, NECO, introduced Sunday, that it has suspended its ongoing inner Senior Secondary Faculties Certificates Examinations, SSCE, indefinitely.
The council, in an announcement by its Head, Data and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani defined that the motion was taken by its governing board, following the present flip of occasions within the nation.
It significantly attributed the motion to the closure of colleges and the curfew imposed by some state governors to safeguard lives following developments across the nation.
The imposition of the curfew, in response to NECO, has prevented free motion of supplies meant for the examination.
The assertion learn in full: “The Governing Board of the Nationwide Examinations Council (NECO) at its Particular Assembly held on Thursday, twenty second October 2020 reviewed the on-going 2020 SSCE(Inner) nationwide.
“The Council had in a press launch, dated twenty first October 2020, knowledgeable most of the people of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 on-going SSCE.
“Arising from that assembly, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE(Inner) be postponed indefinitely in view of the present safety challenges, occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the sleek conduct of the examinations in some components of the nation.
“In making this determination, the Board famous that on account of these safety challenges: Some state governments imposed a curfew and closed faculties so as to safeguard lives and property; Within the circumstances, it has turn into troublesome for the Council to maneuver examination supplies throughout the nation; College students within the affected areas have been unable to sit down for the papers already scheduled within the examination schedule.
“The Governing Board additional resolved, that when normalcy returns, the Council will proceed with the conduct of the examinations in all States.
“Whereas regretting any inconveniences this postponement could trigger our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has nevertheless taken this determination so as to keep the integrity and safety of its examination procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.”