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RSU, IAUE Postpone First Semester Exams

...As NECO Follows Suit

The Rivers State University (RSU), Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt has announced the postponement of the ongoing First Semester examination citing the security situation in some parts of the state.

...As NECO Follows Suit

The Rivers State University (RSU), Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt has announced the postponement of the ongoing First Semester examination citing the security situation in some parts of the state.

A statement by the Registrar/Secretary to Senate of the institution, Dr. Sydney C. Enyindah, said the postponement was sequel to the security situation which has placed some parts of the state under curfew.

The Registrar who said a new date for the continuation of the remaining part of the First Semester examination, shall be announced in due course, advised all affected students to bear with the university administration.

In another statement, Mrs. Hope Kue-Ikoro, registrar at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, said the Senate had approved the postponement of the final year examinations earlier scheduled to hold between October 26 and November 2.

She added that a new date for the examinations would be announced soon.

Meanwhile, the National Examinations Council has postponed the ongoing nationwide Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations indefinitely due to the current security challenges, occasioned by the #EndSARS protests.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Head  of Information and Public Relations Division NECO, Azeez Sani, and made available to newsmen in Minna on Sunday.

Sani said the #EndSARS protests disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.

He said: “The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 reviewed the ongoing 2020 SSCE (internal) nationwide. The Council had in a press release, dated 21st October 2020, informed the general public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 ongoing SSCE.

“Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.

“In making this decision, the Board noted that due to these security challenges, some state governments imposed curfew and closed schools in order to safeguard lives and property;

In the circumstances, it has become difficult for the council to move examination materials across the country and students in the affected locations were unable to sit for the papers already scheduled in the examination timetable.”

He said the governing board further resolved that “when normalcy returns, the Council will continue with the conduct of the examinations in all states.

“While regretting any inconveniences this postponement may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for seamless conduct of the Council's examination.”