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BREAKING: NECO to Resume SSCE Monday, November 9

The National Examinations Council (NECO), on Monday, November 2, announced the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all states and the Federal C The Head of Information and Public Relations in NECO, Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Resumption of the 2020 SSCE (Internal)’ issued on Monday evening. According to him, the exam was postponed earlier because of security challenges occasioned by the #EndSARS protests. The statement read, “The National Examinations Council wishes to inform candidates, schools, and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination in all states and the FCT from Monday, November 9, 2020. The council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday, October 25 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country. Following the return of normalcy in

New salary structure for Nigeria teachers

In a bid to enhance the welfare of teachers, the Federal Government has approved a new special salary scale for teachers in basic and secondary schools across the country. The teachers are also entitled to rural posting allowance, science teachers allowance and other incentives. President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the disclosure through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, during the 2020 World Teachers’ Day celebration, reeled out exciting packages that will improve the lot of the teachers. These include a special pension scheme to enable the teaching profession retain its experienced talents as well as extension of teachers’ retirement age to 65 years and the duration of teachers’ service years to 40 years.  At present, the retirement age for teachers is 60, while service year is 35. Other incentives include the building of low-cost houses for teachers in rural areas, sponsorship to, at least, one refresher training per annum to improve teaching and l