Prof Kaniye Ebeku, the Commissioner for Education in a statement on Wednesday said the claims are mischievous.
“The truth is that the Rivers State Government, led by His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, has not withdrawn from the sponsorship of public examinations, including NECO Examination. In fact, it is verifiable that the State Governor has given a standing Directive to the Ministry of Education to take necessary actions for state sponsorship of public examinations yearly,” he said.
“Information regarding the registration for NECO examination was received from NECO only a few days ago and this can be verified from NECO Office in Port Harcourt. The Ministry of Education is preparing papers for state sponsorship of NECO 2020 examination”, he said.