Ayade Declares NECO Compulsory For Public Schools In C/Rivers

Ayade Declares NECO Compulsory For Public Schools In C/Rivers

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

The Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has  declared that all examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) would be compulsory for all public schools in the state.

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

A press release signed by the  Governor who expressed satisfaction with the performance of Cross River Indigenes in NECO SSCE in the last Five years, said there was therefore the need for the state to key-in 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 will 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.

He explained that NECO being the only national indigenous examination body in the country deserves the support of all Nigerians.

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