NECO releases 2020 timetable for SSCE exams


National Examinations Council has released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, SSCE for students.

NECO Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, who announced the release of the timetable at a press briefing at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, Niger State capital disclosed that the examination would begin on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.

Speaking at the event tagged the “Making the Conduct Of Public Examinations Work in the COVID-19 Era,” Obioma, said the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE will hold between Monday, August 24 and September 4, while the National Common Entrance Examination, NECO for Junior Secondary School into the Federal Unity Colleges would hold on October 17.

This came two weeks after the Federal Government released a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School, JSS 3 and Senior Secondary School, SSS 3.

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, who made the announcement on July 29 in Abuja after a series of meetings with chief executives of examination bodies in the country revealed that NECO examination will start on October 5 and end on November 18.

According to him, the National Business and Technical Examination Board, NABTEB examinations will start on September 21 and end on October 15.

“Other details of the schedule indicate that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020,” he said.

He explained that the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 students, also conducted by NECO, will start on August 24 and end on September 4.

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