Like WAEC, NECO SSCE postponed indefinitely


The Nigerian government has announced the indefinite postponement of the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) for the year amid coronavirus outbreak.

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba announced this during a press briefing monitored by on Channels Television.

“WAEC and NECO for the year have been postponed indefinitely,” he said.

He added that the Federal Capital Territory authorities had also opened an online learning platform but did not mention how that is accessible.

“The students can learn online, we have made a lot of provision for that. The director of FCT has also opened a portal for the process.

“We are working with the ministry of information to escalate education content to provide for everyone at home.

“Our biggest challenge is to reach children who do not have devices but we are working with radio corporations to instil some of that for primary and secondary students.”

Earlier, WAEC had on its own postponed its SSCE indefinitely while NECO last week insisted on conducting the examination as scheduled while it continues to monitor the situation surrounding the virus.

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NECO also conducts the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which is indirectly affected by the development.

Various states have instituted radio and television programmes for students in primary and secondary schools to learn while at home.

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