The National Examinations Council (NECO) has denied rescheduling any of its ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates slated for Saturday, July 9.
It stated that rather, it has given a whole examination free week, beginning from Friday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 13, 2022, to enable the Muslim faithful have enough time to celebrate the festival.
This, according to NECOâ€™s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr. Azeez Sani in a statement in Minna, is contrary to insinuations in some quarters that the council has scheduled examination for 9th July, 2022, which is Sallah Day (Eid-Adha).
The statement added,
â€œThe Council wishes to state that it has not scheduled any examination for Saturday 9th July, 2022. It 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.
â€œConscious of the importance of religious festivals, the Council has always made adequate provision for such in fixing examination datesâ€