The National Examinations Council (NECO) has just released dates and guidelines for the upcoming conduct of its 2020 NECO examinations.
This was contained in a press statement tagged, “Making the Conduct of Public Examinations Work in the COVID-19 Era”, by Prof Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer to NECO entity on Tuesday the 11th August 2020.
The reports reads, “NECO SSCE will take place on October 5th Monday 2020 to 18th November 2020 on a Wednesday while NECO NCEE for the JSS1 admission students into Federal Unity Colleges will hold on Saturday the 17th October 2020.
“In addition, NECO has scheduled the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (re-sit) to take place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November 2020 for the prescribed relevant subjects.
“The BECE for JSS 3 students will start on 24th August and end on 7th September.
“The National Business and Technical Examination Board examinations will start on September 21 and end on October 15”
It added that the BECE timetable was compressed to terminate on the 4th of September to lessen cost.
Prof Godswill stated that the examination body has arranged a manual on the guidelines for the preparation of school for the conduct of public examinations in the context of COVID-19 which covers five areas.
He added that “NECO has put in place some special guidelines for it’s BECE, SSCE, and NCEE this year”, adding that “the measures will ensure adequate standards and excellence before, during and after the examinations”.
Among the measures incude the signing of an oath of allegiance by everyone who will participate in the examination while the installation and use of special CCTV cameras in all examination centres and custodian points are being explored.