NECO to conduct SSCE exams in S’Arabia



The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced its plans to administer the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) Internal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the successful accreditation of Nigeria International School, Jeddah.

This milestone was achieved following an evaluation conducted by a delegation led by the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, and the Registrar of NECO, Prof. Dantani Wushishi.

According to a statement released by the Acting Director of the Directorate of Information and Digital Communication at NECO, Azeez Sani, on Saturday, the delegation’s visit included a thorough assessment of the school facilities.

The accreditation of Nigeria International School, Jeddah, opens doors for Nigerian students in Saudi.

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 said after a careful assessment of the school’s learning facilities such as the examination halls, classrooms, laboratories, library, curriculum and syllabus and the general security, the school was found worthy of consideration as an International Centre for NECO SSCE Internal.

He said after due assessment, the school was consequently granted full accreditation.

On his part, Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Wushishi, who gave a brief history of the evolution of NECO, explained to the management and staff of the School the importance of school accreditation.

Wushishi said this was to ensure that schools had adequate teaching and learning facilities conducive for examinations.

The delegation was earlier received on arrival at the school by the Consular General, Amb. Bello Kazaure and the Proprietor of the School, Alhaji Abdulkadir Maikudi and other staff.

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 consulate.

The National Examination Council has other international examination centres in Togo, Benin Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Republic of Gabon.

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