FG announces dates for all final exams


Examinations for students exiting their present grades have been schedule to hold between August 17 to November 18, 2020.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba made the announcement today in Abuja after series of meetings with heads of examination bodies and disclosed that the West African Examinations Council, WAEC-SSCE, will start on August 17 while the National Business and Technical Examination Board, NABTEB, examinations will start on the September 21 and end by October 15.

Other details of the schedule indicate that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, for SS3, conducted by NECO will start on the October 5 and end on   November 18.

The Basic Education Certificate Examinations for JSS 3 also conducted by NECO, will start on the August 24 and end on the September 7.

Furthermore, the National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges, JSS1, will run in-between the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations i.e. on Saturday, October 17.

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Registration for the NECO and SSCE which is on-going, will end on the September 10 and there shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever.

The statement further indicated that the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies examination will commence on September 23 and end by October 17.

The Minister directed all examination bodies to release details of their examination timetables in the next seven days.

For the one – day National Common Entrance Examination conducted by NECO, it is compulsory for parents and pupils to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them, alcohol-based sanitizers.