The National Examination Council (NECO) has disclosed that it has not postponed the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) because of the outbreak of coronavirus. According to NECO, only the National Common Entrance (NCEE) has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID -19 pandemic
This was contained in a statement made public by its Head of Information and Public Relations, Mr. Azez Sani.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Management of the National Examinations Council has been drawn to the barrage of fake news trending on the social media purporting that the Council has postponed / shifted the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) due to the prevailing situation in the Country
NECO wishes to state categorically that apart from the 2021 National Common Entrance (NCEE) that was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Council has not reviewed any of its remaining Examination Time Tables (BECE) and (SSCE), neither is it contemplating such for now.
The general public is urged to disregard such fake news, as the Council is Monitoring the prevailing situation in the Country and will make Official pronouncements on the examinations if the need arises.