By Felix Khanoba
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed rumours making it round in some quarters that it has postponed the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
NECO which made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, described the purported shift on the conduct of the exams as fake news.
The statement, signed by Mr Azez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, called on the general public to disregard such fake news, as the Council would make official pronouncement on the examinations if the need arises.
The statement read: “The attention of the Management of the National Examinations Council has been drawn to the barrage of fake news trending on the social media purporting that the Council has shifted the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) due to the prevailing situation in the country.
“NECO wishes to state categorically that apart from the 2020 National Common Entrance (NCEE) that was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Council has not reviewed any of its remaining Examination Time Tables (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 official pronouncement on the examinations if the need arises.”