The National Examination Council (NECO) has been forced to rescheduled paper 1 Computer Studies Practical’s scheduled for to take place on Monday to November 16.
In a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani said the council blamed the decision on the EndSARS protests that blocked the free movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo State Capital.
The statement reads:
The is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examination Council (NECO) has been constrained to Reschedule the paper 1 Computer Studies Practical’s earlier scheduled to take place on Monday 19, October, 2020, by 10:00am to 1:00pm.
The examination of this paper will now hold on Monday 16th November, 20920 by 10:00am to 1:00pm.
“The unforeseen incident has been caused by the ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin,” Mr Sani stated.
“The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance two days earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.
“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved intact and are in the custody of NECO’s vault.
” 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,” the statement concludes.