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FG intensifies moves to make NECO exams compulsory

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
22 December 2021   |   3:43 am
Federal Government has intensified moves to make National Examinations Council (NECO) compulsory in schools across the federation.

Federal Government has intensified moves to make National Examinations Council (NECO) compulsory in schools across the federation.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, disclosed, yesterday, when he visited the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, in Calabar.

He also said that NECO, being the only national indigenous examination body, should enjoy the support of all Nigerians. 

The examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

The registrar disclosed that the council has secured the approval of the Cross River State Government to make all public examinations conducted by NECO compulsory for all public schools in the state.

Ayade gave the approval following a request made to that effect by NECO.

The governor, who expressed satisfaction with the performance of Cross River indigenes in NECO SSCE in the last five years, said there was the need for the state to key into all NECO-conducted examinations.

He commended NECO for improving on the quality of education in the country.

The governor assured the council that the Cross River State Government would continue to support NECO to enable her deliver on its mandate.