NECO Suspends SSSC Exams As Strike Paralyses School Activities0
The on-going Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) was on Wednesday suspended indefinitely following the three-day warning strike by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).
The Executive Secretary of the examination body, Promise Okpala, said, in Abuja, that the examinations, which started with practical subjects on June 9, had been postponed indefinitely.
Public school teachers nationwide made good their threat to stay away from work on Wednesday to protest the non-implementation of the teachers’ salary scale (TSS).
In obedience to the strike, all public primary and secondary schools across the nation were shut, while the teachers stayed at home.
Culled from: The Sun Online (12 June, 2008)