January 27, 2023

Protests force national exam shift in Nigeria

Protesters block major roads across cities in Nigeria

From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has shifted its Paper I Computer Studies Practicals earlier scheduled for Monday, 19th October, 2020, to Monday, 16th November, 2020, due to the ongoing Nationwide protests against Police brutality.

A statement issued on Sunday by the body’s Head of Information and Public Relations, Mr. Azeez Sani says its truck conveying examination materials to various states has been held up in gridlock caused by the protests.

“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact

“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,” says the statement.