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All Schools in Nigeria Must Write NECO Examination — Registrar

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has embarked on a nationwide advocacy as part of efforts to make its examinations compulsory in schools across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NECO, is an indigenous examination body which was established in April 1999 by the administration of former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar to conduct the NCEE, BECE and SSCE in Nigeria.

The national examination body riding on the crest of the recent approval by the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi to make the NECO examination compulsory in his state, has begun to approach other state governors with similar requests.

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While commending the state government for its positive disposition towards the council during an advocacy visit, the Registrar/Chief Executive of National Examinations Council, NECO, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi has explained that NECO being the only national indigenous examination body in the country, deserves the support of all Nigerians.

Through its advocacy moves which it had commenced nationwide, NECO is making diligent efforts to improve its reach and improve the organisation’s reputation in the administration of examinations, and the awarding of its certificates in Nigerian schools.

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Meanwhile, the Head of Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Mr. Azeez Sani had explained in a statement in Abuja that the examination body 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.

According to him, examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all their schools.

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Sani noted that the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, gave the approval following a request made to that effect by the registrar/chief executive of NECO, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, during a courtesy visit to the governor in Calabar recently.

The governor, who expressed satisfaction with the performance of Cross River indigenes in NECO SSCE in the last five years, therefore said there was a need for the state to subscribe to all the NECO examinations.

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