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2020 NECO exams start Oct 5

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The Federal Government on Wednesday says this year’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations organised by the National Examination Council will start October 5 and end November 18.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong..



In the statement titled, ‘FG Rolls Out Schedule For National Examination’, the ministry also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board examinations would commence September 21 through October 15.

The statement while noting that the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, made the announcement today in Abuja, stated, “Registration for NECO (SSCE) which is ongoing will end on the 10th of September 2020 and there shall be no extension for registration whatsoever.

“The minister, therefore, directed all examination bodies to release details of their examination timetables in the next seven days.”


The PUNCH had earlier reported that FG asked all graduating pupils in the country to resume August 4 while adding that this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations would commence August 17.

Schools in the country have been shut since March due to the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 800 patients so far.

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