The National Examinations Council (NECO), has begun advocating for the introduction of its examinations in all schools across the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to a statement issued by the head of the Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Mr. Azeez Sani, the examination body has started approaching state governors across the country for the introduction of NECO examinations in both public and private schools in their states.
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The examination board had earlier secured the approval of the Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, for NECO examination to be compulsory in his state and furthermore, the Cross River State government also gave its approval to make all public examinations conducted by NECO compulsory for all public schools in the state.
Sani listed the examinations involved to include, the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all their schools.
He noted that, following the success scored in Ebonyi and Cross River state, the examination body was more than eager to spread its wings to other parts of the country, adding that with NECO being the only national indigenous examination body in the country, it deserves the support of all Nigerians.