Writing NECO exams is now compulsory.
Writing of 4 NECO exams now compulsory in Ebonyi — Umahi.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has approved the obligatory writing of all four National Examinations Council examinations in the state (NECO).
When officials from the examination body made him a courtesy call at his office on Thursday in Abakaliki, Umahi gave his consent.
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), Latest School News gathered that the governor ordered the writing of the four examinations mandatory in response to a request from NECO.
Writing NECO exams is now compulsory
“The request has been taken into consideration and approved,” Umahi stated.
Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, NECO Registrar and Chief Executive, identified the four NECO tests as the National Common Entrance, Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE Internal), and the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE External) (External)
He added that the examinations will be extremely beneficial to the state’s youth.
The registrar revealed that Niger had the most candidates in the federation, with 22,011 candidates for the BECE in 2021.
The amount, he claimed, was the result of the state government’s efforts to improve education in the state.
The registrar indicated that granting public schools a BECE waiver will allow them to submit students for the exam.
“The council also established a BECE marking center in the state to provide teachers with opportunities to develop their skills.”
“It is clear throughout the South-East that our examinations were not disrupted during the nationwide End-SARS protest in 2020,” Wushishi noted.
He stated that applicants’ performance in both BECE and SSCE in the state from 2017 to 2021 was satisfactory.
He expressed optimism that the performance evaluation will aid policy creation and execution with the goal of enhancing the stakeholders’ overall output.
He expressed the council’s willingness to work with the state on issues that would benefit the state’s children’s development.
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the NECO board and management are considering naming the new Abakaliki office after the governor.
The Zonal Office would also be moved from Enugu to Abakaliki, according to the council.