Imoke Reinstates NECO In Cross River

Source: THEWILL. -

CALABAR, October 31, (THEWILL) - Governor Liyel Imoke has approved the reinstatement of the National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination in public secondary schools with effect from the 2011/2012 academic session, thus keeping faith with his earlier promise during the last children’s day celebration.

In a press release signed by the Director of Administration, Ministry of Education, Mr. Takon AsuTakon, the reinstatement of NECO in the State is said to be against the backdrop of NECO’s improved performance in the conduct of its SSCE Examination and the harmonization of syllabi.

The release states that, as a measure to strengthen access and quality control of Education, the reinstatement of NECO Examination in public secondary schools is viewed as an alternative to West African Examination Council (WAEC), which will afford candidates more chances of better performances in SSCE results.

According to the press release having been delisted from Examination Malpractice States, the Ministry is better positioned and poised to sustain the gains of its achievements through vigorous monitoring of all examinations conducted in the States.

The release also disclosed the State Government’s intention to continue the payment of WAEC examination fees for indigenes to lessen the financial burden of parents and guardians, as well as drastically subsidize cost of books and provide reading materials in schools.

The release further urged students to reciprocate Government’s gesture through hard work and improve study habits, while parents and guardians should encourage their children to be more serious with their studies.