By Ayodele Oluwafemi
Following the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest, the National Examination Council (NECO) has rescheduled Computer Studies Practicals examination from Monday, October 19 to November 16.
The council’s spokesperson, Azeez Sani said the #EndSARS protest has halted the movement of examination materials.
Sani noted that NECO delivery truck had been on the road for the past two days and had not been able to reach some states to deliver the examination materials due to the blockade of roads by the demonstrators.
The spokesperson said, “This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule the Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s earlier scheduled to take place on Monday 19 October 2020, 10 am to 1 pm.
“The unforeseen incident has been caused by the ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.
“The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance two days earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then.
“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved intact and are in the custody of NECO’s vault.
”While regretting any inconveniences this rescheduling may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.”