On Wednesday, the Federal Government released the national examination schedule for various terminal classes which is to run from August 17 to November 18, 2020.
The Federal Government stated that the SSCE examination conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) would begin on August 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, the examination to be organised by the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) would commence on September 21 and end on October 15, 2020.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, made the declaration in Abuja after various meetings were held with Chief Executive Officers of examination organisation in Nigeria.
A statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Ben Going, mentioned in the meeting headed by Nwajiuba was attended by the Permanent Secretary, FMoE, Sonny Echono and Registrar, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.
Others who were in attendance at the meeting are the Registrar, National Examination Council, Prof. Godswill Obioma; CEO, National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Dr Raji; Acting Registrar if WAEC, Dr. J.O Oke and Registrar, National Business and Technical Examination Board.
In the statenent issued, it said, “For the one-day National Common Entrance Examination conducted by NECO, it is compulsory for parents and pupils to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them, alcohol-based sanitisers.
“Other details of the schedule indicate that the SSCE for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18 2020. The Basic Education Certificate Examinations for JSS 3 also conducted by NECO, will start on August 24 and end on September 7, 2020.
“Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1) will run in-between, i.e. on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
“Registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is ongoing, will end on September 10, 2020 and there shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever.
“Also, NBAIS examination would commence on Wednesday September 23 and end by October 17 2020.”