The National Examination Council (NECO) has said a total of 233,000 candidates who were prevented from taking the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) in some states as a result of the EndSARS protest in 2020 will be accommodated in the External Examination, scheduled from Monday, February 1st to Wednesday March 3rd, 2021.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, stated this on Wednesday 13th January 2021 while giving a breakdown of the results during a media briefing in Minna, Niger State. He said a total of 1,221,447,665,830 male and 555,617 female candidates registered for the examination nationwide.
Obioma said the subjects affected by the #EndSARS protests were Chemistry Practical, Economics, Technological Drawing, Food and Nutrition and Further Mathematics. According to him, results of the affected candidates would be pending until supplementary exams were conducted for the papers missed.
The states affected by the protest are Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Osun, Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Story: Osen Attah & Asma’u Sani
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