All examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) are now compulsory for all secondary schools in Ebonyi.
Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi gave the approval, following a request made to that effect by the Registrar of NECO, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, during a courtesy visit to the governor in Abakaliki
The Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Mr Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
According to him, the examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination.
He quoted the governor to have commended NECO for playing an important role in the educational development of the country.
He assured the council that the Ebonyi Government would continue to support NECO to enable it to deliver on its mandate.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Wushishi, had earlier commended the state government for its positive disposition to the council.
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, deserved the support of all stakeholders.