The National Examinations Council (NECO), has reiterated its commitment in providing adequate opportunity for all schools to register their candidates for examination conducted by the body.
The attention of the Council was drawn to complaints by some schools whose candidates were unable to sit for the on-going Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) that commenced on Monday, 24th August 2020.
A statement by Mallam Abdul azeez Sani, the Head Of Information of NECO, on Wednesday, mentioned that some schools and/or candidates may have faced difficulties in the course of the registrations.
“The National Examination Council (NECO), has extended the duration for registration to 12 midnight on Friday, 21st August 2020.
“Due largely to this and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic”. Said Sani
According to Sani, the extension was widely publicized through various platforms, to largely accommodate late registration.
“It is regrettable that despite these measures, some schools failed to complete the registration or enrollment processes”.
The Head of information, further restated that the closure of the Portal on the said date was not punitive or designed to undermine registrants and schools, as It was done to allow the Council produce and distribute materials to Examination Centers for seamless conduct of the exercise.
The NECO, Head of information, however, assured the public of its commitment to the effective and efficient conduct of all examinations within its statutory mandates.
Source: Voice of Nigeria