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NECO: SSCE, Basic Education Exams ,Not Postponed

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National Examinations Council has revealed it has not suspended the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination due to COVID-19 epidemic.
NECO, stated it’s observing the pandemic situation in the country and would postpone the exams if it’s necessity arise.
Head of Information for the council, Mr Azeez Sani , said , Wednesday,“ We state categorically that apart from the 2020 National Common Entrance that was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of Covid – 19 , the council has not review any of its remaining examination timetables for BECE and SSCE , neither is it contemplating such for now.
“ The general public is urged to disregard such fake news, as the council is monitoring the prevailing situation in the country and will make an official pronouncement on the examinations if the need arises. ”
The SSCE and BECE regularly take place around May and June,every year.

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Godswill Obioma Appointed New NECO Registrar

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A Professor of Educational Management and Evaluation, Godswill Obioma has been appointed as the new Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

This was coming few days after President Buhari sacked the former Registrar, Prof. Charles Uwakwe and four other members of the council over over financial misconduct.

A statement from the council’s headquarters office in Minna noted that the appointment of Obioma is with immediate effect. .

The new registrar was a former secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). He was also the State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ebonyi State.

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COVID -19: FG Plans To Disinfect Schools Nationwide

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In what is to be said as containing the corona virus disease, the Federal Government has planned on embarking on a national disinfection of both primary and secondary educational institutions.

The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood made this known at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He noted that relevant data for the exercise would be obtained from the Ministry of Education.

The Minister however, did not make mention of the timeframe in which the exercise would commence. However, the exercise would be conducted before the reopening and resumption of schools.

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2020 UTME: JAMB Remits Over 3 Billion To FG

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said that it had remitted about 3.5 billion naira into the coffers of the Federal Government. This was after conducting the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME).

The spokesman of the board, Fabian Benjamin disclosed this on Sunday night. He noted that more remittances would be made as its operations are concluded.

According to Benjamin, before the reduction in the cost of application ePINs, the agency had paid several billions of naira in 2017 to the Federal account and had followed similar patterns in subsequent years until President Buhari’s instruction to give back to candidates certain percentage of the cost of registration.

JAMB had been remitting to the Federal Government’s Treasury since the incumbent Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, assumed office in 2016.

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