All Examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) are now made compulsory for all Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State.
The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi gave the approval following a request made to that effect by the Registrar of NECO Prof. Dantani Wushishi during a courtesy visit to the governor in Abakaliki on Thursday.
Mr. Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
According to the statement, the examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE).
The statement quoted the governor to have commended NECO for playing an important role in the educational development of the country.
He assured the Council that the Ebonyi State Government would 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.
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.