SSCE exam won’t hold on Sallah day, says NECO

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National Examinations Council (NECO) has confirmed that its ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school based candidates won’t hold on Saturday, July 9 being the Sallah Day (Eid- Adha).

NECO spokesman, Sani Azeez, in a statement, dispelled rumours that there was NECO examination that was fixed that day, urging Nigerians to disregard the statement.

He said: “NECO is conscious of the importance of religious festivals, hence it has always made adequate provision for such in fixing examination dates. The Council has given a examination free week, beginning from Friday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 13 in the ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school based candidates to enable Muslim faithful have enough time to celebrate the festival.”

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He, however, recalled that the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school based candidates began  on June 27 and would end on August 12.

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