NECO Fixes June 25 as Deadline for 2021 SSCE

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has set June 25 as a deadline for the registration of the 2021 senior school certificate examination (SSCE).

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday June 9, 2021, by the examining body and signed by its Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani.

The council urged relevant stakeholders including education ministries in all states, school owners and managers, among others, to ensure strict compliance.

“The National Examinations Council (NECO) will not extend the registration period for the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school based candidates.

“The registration exercise which started on March 31, will close on Friday, June 25, 2021 and will not be subjected to extension, while the examination will commence unfailingly on Monday, July 5, 2021,” the statement reads.

NECO said the decision was to enable efficient and effective planning for the examination logistics, which it noted are required for the smooth conduct of the examination.

“The Council assures all stakeholders of its resolve to have a seamless conduct of the 2021 SSCE,” Mr Sani wrote.

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