NECO Accredits Saudi Arabian School as SSCE Centre

The National Examinations Council has concluded arrangements to conduct the Senior School Certificate Examinations (Internal) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This follows the successful accreditation of the Nigeria International School, Jeddah, by a NECO delegation led by the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf  Sununu, and the Registrar of NECO, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi.

During the visit, the delegation undertook an assessment of the school facilities and had an interactive session with the management and staff of the school.

The statement read, “The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Sununu, in his address, enjoined the staff and students of the school to continue to be good ambassadors of Nigeria not only in Saudi Arabia but the entire Gulf States Cooperation Council.

“He explained that after a careful assessment of the school’s learning facilities such as examination halls, classrooms, laboratories, library, curriculum and syllabus as well as the general security of the school, the Nigeria International School Jeddah was found worthy of consideration as an international centre for NECO SSCE Internal, and was consequently granted full accreditation.

“The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Wushishi, who gave a brief history on the evolution of NECO, explained to the management and staff of the school the importance of school accreditation, which he said was to ensure that schools have adequate teaching and learning facilities conducive for examinations.

“The delegation was earlier received on arrival at the school by the Consular General, Bello Kazaure, and the proprietor of the school,  Abdulkadir Maikudi, and other staff of the school,.”

The minister and the NECO registrar also visited the Nigeria House in Jeddah, where they interacted with the Consular General and other staff of the xonsulate.

NECO had earlier certified some international examination centres in Togo, Benin Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Niger and the Republic of Gabon.

Punch/Esther Samuel

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