NECO Now Compulsory For All Secondary School Students In Ebonyi – Umahi


The Ebonyi State Government has now made it mandatory for all secondary school students in the state to sit for all examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi gave the directive, following a request made to that effect by the Registrar of NECO, Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi during a courtesy visit to the governor in Abakaliki on Thursday.

The examinations now mandatory for candidates in the state includes the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE).

In a statement by Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO quoted the governor as commending the examination body for playing an important role in the educational development of the country, while assuring the Council that the Ebonyi State Government will continue to support NECO to enable her to deliver on its mandate.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi had earlier commended the state government for its positive disposition to the Council.

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.


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