The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced plans to adopt extra measures to check examination malpractices by installing CCTV special cameras in all its examination centers, even as the staff would sign an oath of allegiance.
The exam body made the revelation as it unveiled the examinations’ timetable yesterday.
The registrar of the council, Professor Godswill Obioma who unveiled the timetable and guidelines
for the conduct of the 2020 NECO examinations, said the plan was to install a camera in
all the examination centers and custodian points for monitoring.
In addition, he said all officials will sign an oath of allegiance before taking up any role in the examination
while they have also introduced customized answer booklets for the essay components of the examination.
The registrar said the council will explore the possibility of the installation and
use of special CCTV cameras in all examinations centers and custodian points.
According to him,
“In order to ensure that they conduct the examinations in an environment that is safe
for candidates and officials and other stakeholders, NECO has prepared a manual on guidelines
for the preparation of schools for the conduct of public examinations in the context of COVID-19”.
“The guidelines cover the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of various stakeholders which include school proprietors,
school principals and managers, parents and guardians, examination candidates,
examination supervisors and invigilators, and among others.
, examination monitors as well as security officials,” Obioma added.
On the new timetable for NECO Examination, he disclosed that the National Common Entrançe Examination for Junior Secondary School 1
students would take place on Saturday 17th of October 2020, while the BECE examination
would hold from the 24th of this month to 7th September and the SSCE would commence on the 5th of October to terminate on 18th November.
He said 80,110 candidates have registered for the Common Entrance Examination, 104,341 for the BECE,
and 169,144 for the SSCE adding that the closing dates for all the examinations apart from
the SSCE would be three days to the days of the examinations.
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“Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO-BECE) will start on Monday 24th August
and end on Monday 7th September 2020. Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (NECO-SSCE)
will be between October 5th to November 18th, 2020 while National Common Entrance Examination
(NECO-NCEE) is scheduled to take place on 17th October 2020. We also
schedule BECE (Re-sit) to take place on 11th and 12th November 2020.
“NECO has also prepared comprehensive examination timetables for all these
scheduled examinations in harmonization with WAEC and NABTEB.
Stakeholders and the general public can assess and download the timetable from our website www.neco.gov.ng.
We have also made adequate provision for the visually impaired candidates and albino,” the registrar declared.
He added that,
“Stakeholders and the general public should also take note that Registration for BECE would end three days to the commencement,
registration for the NCEE would end a week to the commencement while SSCE registration
would also end on 10th September 2020 without room for further extension.”
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