The National Examinations Council (NECO) has started plans to make its examinations compulsory in all schools across the 36 states of the federation.
According to a statement by NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr Azeez Sani, the examination council said, it 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, and, it has begun moves to make its examination compulsory in schools of the remaining 35 states of the country.
The examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and, then the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
“Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, gave the approval following a request made to that effect by the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi during a courtesy visit to the governor in Calabar on Tuesday,” the statement read.
It read further:” The governor who expressed satisfaction with the performance of Cross River Indigenes in NECO and SSCE in the last five years said there was, therefore, the need for the state to key-in into all NECO Conducted examinations.”
He, however, commended NECO for improving the quality of education in
“The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi had earlier commended the State government for its positive disposition to the Council.
“He explained that NECO being the only national indigenous examination body in the country deserves the support of all Nigerians.”