58 Schools In Rivers To Lose State Government’s Sponsorship of NECO, NABTEB Exams
About Fifty eight out of the 257 public schools in Rivers State will lose the government’s sponsorship of this year’s National Examinations Council and National Business and Technical Examinations Board examinations. As disclosed by the Director, Secondary Education, Mrs Sokari Davies in a statement on Wednesday, the affected schools did not submit the names of their students.
The statement reads partly, “The Rivers State Ministry of Education directed all principals of public schools to submit the names of their candidates latest on 28th August, 2020, to the Director of Secondary Education in the Ministry.
“This deadline was later extended to 31st August, 2020. At the close of submissions at 6.30pm on 31st August 2020, 199 schools had made their submissions.
“These are the only ones (schools) that can be sponsored, as the Ministry of Education considers that other schools/candidates are not interested and the ministry cannot reasonably wait to move on to the next stage of the process, which was concluded on 1st September 2020.”