As the National Examinations Council (NECO) released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for students in exit class, it also announced that examination officials will be made to sign an oath of allegiance.
Professor Godswill Obioma, Registrar of NECO stated this as he announced the release of the timetable at a press briefing at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, Niger State.
To check cases of impersonation and examination malpractices, Prof Obioma explained that the council is exploring the possibility of installing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in all its examination centres and custodian points.
He enjoined students and pupils preparing to sit for the examinations to study very hard and avoid the temptation of wanting to cheat during the examination as the council have zero-tolerance for examination malpractice.
However, the NECO comprehensive timetable for the various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 showed that examination will start on October 5 and end on November 18.
According to him, 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 SS3, conducted by NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020,” he said.
The NECO Registrar explained that the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 students, also conducted by NECO, will start on August 24 and end on September 4 while the NECO SSCE would begin on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.
According to him, NECO BECE will hold between Monday, August 24 and September 4, while the National Common Entrance Examination for Junior Secondary School into the Federal Unity Colleges would hold on October 17.