LATEST: NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

Latest: NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

The National Examination Council postpones Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s scheduled for: Monday, October 19, 2020, until November 16

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This is revealed by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, on Sunday.

According to Sabi, the decision is taken due to the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, affecting motorists thereby making movement difficult.

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He laments that the protest had affected the supply of examination materials.

NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

The statement read:

“This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule the Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s earlier scheduled to take place on Monday 19 October 2020, 10 am to 1 pm.

The examination of this paper will now hold on Monday 16 November 2020, 10 am-1 pm.

​”This unforeseen incident has been caused by the ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.

The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance two days 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 intact and are in the custody of NECO’s vault.

​”While regretting any inconveniences this rescheduling may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.”

About EndSARS protest

According to Wikipedia, End SARS is a decentralised social movement and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.

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