All public examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) will now be compulsory for all public schools in Cross River State.
This is according to a statement by Azeez Sani, the Head Information and Public Relations Division at NECO
The State Governor, Professor Ben 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).
The Governor who expressed satisfaction with the performance of Cross River Indigenes in NECO SSCE in the last five years, said there was 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 Cross River State government will continue to support NECO to enable her deliver on it’s mandate.
The NECO Registrar had earlier commended the Cross River 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.