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The Examinations Development Commission is an establishment under the Ministry of Education, established by an executive order No: 1/2018 of August 2018 and is charged with the responsibility of conducting state examinations, processing of results, issuing of certificates to successful candidates through the schools and confirmation of results of the certificate examinations to organizations, co-operate bodies and Government agencies that requires such documents. Presently, the Commission is headed by a Registrar and it has 4 major departments and two service departments as approved by the Head of Service. Each of the major Examinations Constitute a department while the minor ones have been fused to form a unit.

The departments existing in the Commission are:
1. General Placement Test (GPT)
2. Primary School Leaving Assessment Test (PSLAT)
3. Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE)
4. Adhoc/Mandatory Central Promotion Examination
5. Test Development and Quality Control (TDQC)
6. Administration/ICT
7. Finance
Each of this department is manned by either a Director or a Deputy Director. The arrangement is for administrative purposes/convenience. Certain functions/duties/jobs that call for collective efforts usually bring all staff working in the Commission together where effective co-operation is required among the staff.


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The primary objective of the Commission is to conduct valid, reliable, credible, hitch-free and sound competitive examinations that will guarantee academic excellence among Imo Students with their counterparts nationally and internationally, and to process and release the results to only successful candidates.


The Examinations Development Commission (EDC) is principally trusted with;
The Administration and Conduct of tests for all categories of examinations as prescribed by the Education guidelines as extracted from the National Policies of Education and domesticated through implementation in the State.