Sallah day: NECO declares free examination




The National Examinations Council (NECO) has declared one week free for its ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates to enable Muslim faithful have enough time to celebrate the festival.

The Head Information and Public Relations Division of the Council, Azeez Sani,!stated this on Monday in a statement issued in Minna, Niger state capital. 

He made it clear that the council has not scheduled any examination for the Sallah period or Saturday July 9, 2022 as being rumoured.

According to him, “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 Muslim faithful have enough time to celebrate the festival”.

He explained that the week long free days out of the examination time table granted by NECO was contrary to insinuations in some quarters that the Council has scheduled examination on Sallah Day (Eid- Adha).

He said, “Conscious of the importance of religious festivals, the Council has always made adequate provision for such in fixing examination dates.”

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

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