Nigeria, Aug. 11 -- The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) will end on September 4.

The Registrar of the council, Godswill Obiora, said this in Minna on Tuesday.

BECE is conducted for candidates in their final year of Junior Secondary School for their transition from basic education to senior secondary school.

Premium Times reported how the government had said the examination for JSS 3 students, also conducted by NECO, would start on August 24 and end on September 7.

But Mr Obiora said the NECO BECE timetable has been compressed to terminate on the September 4 to reduce cost.

"NECO SSCE will take place on October 5 to November 18, 2020, while NECO NCEE for admission of JS...