NECO Pleads with Institutions to Suspend 2020 Post-UTME Screening

National Examination Council (NECO) Pleads with all Tertiary Institutions to Suspend their Ongoing or Fixed Post-UTME Screening Exercise Until the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Ends inorder to Meet Up with the 2020/2021 Admission Exercise.

REQUEST TO INFORM UNIVERSITIES TO PUT ON HOLD THE FORTHCOMING POST-UTME UNTIL NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL (NECO) CONCLUDES THE CONDUCT OF THE 2020 SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS (SSCE INTERNAL)

The Governing Council of the National Examination Examination Council (NECO), at its Special Meeting held on Thursday 22nd October, 2020 reviewed the progress of the ongoing 2020 SSCE (Internal) nationwide. The Governing Board resolved that the examinations be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges whcih have disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.


As a result students in the affected states were unable to sit for the papers already scheduled in the examination timetable. The Governing Board further resolved that the conduct of the examinations will commence in all states when normalcy returns.

In view of the above, the Governing CBoard directed the Management to write the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), of the indefinite postponement of the ongoing 2020 SSCE and requesting her to graciously direct universities to put on hold the ongoing Post-UTME until NECO concludes the conduct of the 2020 SSCE and the release of the results. This reprieve, if granted will allow the affected students equal opportunity to take the post-utme with other counter-parts.

Latest Update: Shortly after the National Examination Council (NECO) wrote to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) the board has also written to all Tertiary institutions Ordering or Directing them to Suspend their ongoing or scheduled post-utme screening exercise until the 2020 NECO SSCE (internal) ends.