The National Examinations Council (NECO) says its examinations have now been made compulsory in schools across the 36 states of the federation.
The council, in a statement signed by its Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr Azeez Sani, said it 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.
The 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.
Cross River 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 Governor who expressed satisfaction with the performance of Cross River Indigenes in NECO and SSCE in the last five years, said there was therefore the need for the state to key into all NECO-conducted examinations.
He commended NECO for improving the quality of education in the Country.
The Governor assurred the Council that the Cross River State government will continue to support NECO to enable her deliver on its mandate.
Wushishi had earlier commended the State government for its 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.
“NECO examinations now compulsory in all schools” – Registrar