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NECO Registrar applauds schools for complying with the COVID-19 rules in the ongoing BECE




bThe Registrar, National Examination Council (NECO), Prof Godswill Obioma, has expressed satisfaction with the compliance of schools to the COVID-19 protocols. He made this known after monitoring some schools in Minna, Niger State taking the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS3 pupils.

According to him, the schools he visited had complied with all the regulations given to them and some of the areas that they were lacking were pointed out to them for immediate corrections.

He noted that the council specified that students come with their facemasks, wash hands in the school and have hand sanitizer and he was impressed with what Ihe has seen in the schools.

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The Registrar further said that the Examination body is adopting prognostic monitoring where any infraction or non-compliance is addressed on the spot.

Obioma said 138,550 students were writing the BECE nationwide. He said it was a practice for how the SSCE would be conducted in October.

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“This is a dry run to the SSCE because it is smaller in scope and size for SSCE. We expect that one or two million people will register for the SSCE but this one is a dry run and whatever challenges we experience now, we will find solutions to it with the bid of improving our performance during the SSCE, “ he said.




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