Dave Umahi. the Governor of Ebonyi State has said that all examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) are now compulsory for all Secondary Schools in the state.
This follows a request by Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the Registrar of NECO during a courtesy visit to the governor in Abakaliki, the state capital on Thursday.
Azeez Sani, NECO spokesman in a statement stated that the examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE).
The governor commended NECO for playing an important role in the educational development of the country, and assured the Council that the Ebonyi State Government will continue to support NECO to enable her deliver on it’s mandate.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi had earlier commended the state government for it’s positive disposition to the Council.
Prof Wushishi commended the state for registering the highest number of candidates in the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE) in the country.
He explained that NECO being the only national indigenous examination body in the country deserves the support of all stakeholders.