Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State says examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) are now compulsory for all secondary schools chools in the state.
Umahi gave the directive following a request made to that effect by the Registrar of NECO, Professor Dantani Wushishi during a courtesy visit to the governor in Abakaliki on Thursday.
A statement signed by Azeez Sani – Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, which was obtained by PlatinumPost in Abuja, listed the examinations involved as 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 its mandate.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO had earlier commended the state government for its positive disposition to the exam body.
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.