The National Examination Council (NECO) has on Wednesday said it has not postponed the conduct of the 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Alhaji Azeez Sani, NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division made the disclosure in a statement in Minna, Niger State, saying all examinations will hold as scheduled except the Common Entrance examination which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said, "NECO wishes to state categorically that apart from the 2020 National Common Entrance (NCEE) that was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the council has not reviewed any of its remaining examination time tables (BECE) and (SSCE), neither is it contemplating such for now."

However, the NECO spokesperson noted that the examination council is closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic in order to address any issues when the need arises.

"The general public is urged to disregard such fake news, as the council is monitoring the prevailing situation in the country and will make an official pronouncement on the examinations if the need arises."