Examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) are now compulsory for all secondary schools in Ebonyi, Governor David Umahi has said.
The governor gave the directive following a request made to that effect by the Registrar of NECO, Professor Dantani Wushishi during a courtesy visit to the governor in Abakaliki.
A statement signed by Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani listed the examinations involved as National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE).
The governor, who commended NECO for playing an important role in the educational development of the country, assured that the Ebonyi State Government will continue to support NECO to enable the agency deliver on its mandate.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO had earlier commended the state government for its positive disposition to the exam body.
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.