By Hamid Abdullahi (MDA/Education Reporter)
Following its earlier decision to re-open secondary schools on Tuesday August 4 for students in the exit classes to write their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSEC), the federal government, on Wednesday, came out with a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for graduating students in both the Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS)3.
According to the government, the examinations which are to hold from August 17 to November 18, 2020, are the National Examination Council (NECO), the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) and the NBAIS.
Minister of State for Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, disclosed the examination guidelines on Wednesday in Abuja after a series of meetings with chief executives of examination bodies in the country. He said the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) for SSS3 students conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) which will start on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Federal Ministry of Education held a meetings with the chief executives of NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS examination bodies, to reconcile agreements on the dates of the examinations. Government said the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSEC) will begin on August 17. Nwajiuba also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 and end on October 15.
"Other details of the schedule indicate that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, for SSS3, conducted by NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020", he said.
The minister of State for Education however stated that the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 students, also conducted by NECO, will start on August 24 and end on September 7.
“Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination, (NCEE) which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1), will run in-between the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) i.e. on October 17, 2020,” Nwajiuba said. NNL.