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The National Examinations Council (NECO) said 233,000 candidates will take the exam in February.

NECO said applicants who could not take the exams due to the End SARS crisis would take it alongside external applicants.

This was revealed by Azeez Sani, head of the council’s information and public relations division.

Speaking to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, Sani said Council Clerk Professor Godswill Obioma, while announcing the 2020 results, said 12 states were disrupted during the conducting reviews due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS protests.

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Sani said affected candidates will now sit for missed papers at the next (external) SSCE scheduled between February 1 and March 3.

He said the special arrangement did not result in any additional costs for these candidates.

He listed the affected states to include Abia, Enugu, Edo, Rivers, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Ogun States and FCT.

Sani also said the subjects involved were practical chemistry, economics, technical drawing, food and nutrition, and supplemental math.

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According to him, the results of the affected candidates will be on hold until further examinations are carried out for the failed tests.

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