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NECO says no examination on Sallah day

The National Examinations Council has said it has not fixed any paper in the ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for School-based candidates for Saturday, June 9, 2022 which has been declared Sallah Day (Eid- Adha).

Head Information and Public Relations Division at NECO, Azeez Sani made the clarification in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, The Council has given a whole examination free week, beginning from Friday, 8th July to Wednesday, 13th July 2022 to enable the Muslim faithful to have enough time to celebrate the festival.

It would be recalled that the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for School-based Candidates commenced on 27th June, and will end on 12th August 2022

The 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for School-based Candidates commenced on 27th June, and will end on 12th August 2022.

The statement reads; ‘’The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to state that it has not scheduled any examination for Saturday 9th July 2022.

This is contrary to insinuations in some quarters that the Council has scheduled examination for 9th July, 2022, which is Sallah Day (Eid- Adha).

Conscious of the importance of religious festivals, the Council has always made adequate provisions for such in fixing examination dates.

The Council has given a whole examination free week, beginning from Friday, 8th July to Wednesday, 13th July 2022 in the On-going Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for School-based candidates to enable the Muslim faithful to have enough time to celebrate the festival.

It would be recalled that the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for School-based Candidates commenced on 27th June, and will end on 12th August 2022’’

Writing by Daniel Adejo