National Examination Council (NECO) has unveiled the examinations timetable and manual on the guidelines for the conduct of the 2020 NECO examinations.
This is as the examination body disclosed its plan to install special CCTV cameras in all it examination Centres and custodian points for monitoring.
This was made known on Tuesday in Minna by the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, during the unveiling of the examination time table and manual on the guidelines for the conduct of the 2020 NECO examinations.
Obioma however announced the closing date for all its examination and urged those who intend to write the examination to take advantage of the time provided to register for the examinations as the registration date won’t be extended.
“Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO-BECE) will commence on Monday 24th August and end on Monday 7th September 2020.
“Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (NECO-SSCE) will be between October 5th to November 18th 2020 while National Common Entrance Examination (NECO-NCEE) is scheduled to take place on 17th October 2020.
“We also schedule BECE (Re-sit) to take place on 11th and 12th November 2020.
“NECO has also prepared comprehensive examination time tables for all these scheduled examinations in harmonization with WAEC and NABTEB.
“Stakeholders and general public can assess and download the timetable from our website www.neco.gov.ng. We have also made adequate provision for the visually impaired candidates and albino.
“Stakeholders and general public should also take note that Registration for BECE would end three days to the commencement, registration for the NCEE would end a week to the commencement while SSCE registration would also end on 10th September 2020 without room for further extension,” Obiano said.
The head of the examination body also said that the council has so far registered 80,110 pupils for the National Common Entrance Exam, 104, 341 students for the Basic Education Certificate Examination and 169,144 candidates for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
While reiterating the council’s zero tolerance to examination malpractices, he urged students and pupils to study hard and avoid temptation to cheat during the examinations, adding that the council will explore the possibility of installation of special CCTV cameras in all the examination Centres and custodian points.