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Gov Ayade wants NECO exams compulsory in Cross River

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Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade, has directed that all examinations conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) be made compulsory for students in the state.

This is sequel to 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 said specifically that the examinations involved are the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

He said he was satisfied with the performance of Cross River Indigenes in NECO SSCE in the last five years.

Ayade said there was the need for the state to key in into all NECO conducted examinations, commending them for improving the quality of education in the country.

He said the state government will continue to support NECO to enable it to deliver on its mandate.

Reacting, Wushishi commended the 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.