The National Examinations Council (NECO) has revealed that the Paper 1 Computer Studies Practical earlier scheduled for Monday, October 19 between 10 am and 1 pm has now been fixed for Monday, November 16 2020, between 10 am and 1 pm.
According to a statement released by the examination body, The paper was postponed because of the #EndSARS protests that blocked the free movement at the city entrance gate in Benin.
Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, titled: ‘Rescheduling of Paper I Computer Studies Practical in the ongoing 2020 SSCE’
He said, “The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance on Friday, October 16, 2020, earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.
“The council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact.”
”While regretting any inconveniences this rescheduling may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination,” Mr Sani wrote.
The 2020 NECO SSCE examinations started on October 5, 2020, and was initially scheduled to end on November 14, 2020, but it will now end on November 16, 2020, due to the rescheduling of the computer paper.