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School reopening: NECO releases timetable for 2020 examinations

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has unveiled the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary 3 students.

NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital.

His briefing is tagged, “Making the Conduct Of Public Examinations Work in the COVID-19 Era.”

The NECO chief noted that the body has rolled out guidelines to enable schools to prepare for the conduct of the exams.

The guidelines include preparing examination centres and schools in compliance with COVID-19 protocols; decontamination of examination centres and schools; maintaining prescribed physical and social distancing protocols by candidates and examination officials.

Others include the provision of water and handwashing facilities, sanitizers and face masks by school proprietors, managers, parents and guardians as the case may be; as well as the use of water, hand washing facilities, sanitizers and face masks by school proprietors, managers, parents/guardians, examination officials candidates and security officials.

On the number of candidates expected to write the examination, Professor Obioma said so far, only 169,144 students have registered for the Senior School Certificate Examination.

 

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