NECO Exam May Become Compulsory In All Schools
Efforts have been made by the National Examinations Council (NECO) to make its examinations, ranging from National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) compulsory in all schools across Nigeria.Information Guide Nigeria
According to INDEPENDENT, NECO is an indigenous examination body that was established in April 1999 by the administration of former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
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INDEPENDENT reports NECO through a statement by its Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, said it has secured the approval of the Cross River State Government to NECO examinations compulsory for all public schools in the state.
According to INDEPENDENT, the Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade, gave the approval following a request made by the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi during a Courtesy Visit to the governor in Calabar.
Governor Ayade commended NECO for improving the quality of education in the country adding that the Cross River State government will continue to support NECO to enable her to deliver on its mandate.
Speaking, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi explained that NECO being the only national indigenous examination body in the country deserves the support of all Nigerians.