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We’ve broken monopoly of WAEC, says NECO Boss

By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja on 18/06/2019

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Acting Registrar, National Examinations Council (NECO), Mr. Abubakar Gana, has said the organisation now releases results on time, making it possible for universities to process their admissions.

Gana said the establishment of NECO in 1999 as an indigenous examination body did not only break the monopoly of the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) but has also resolved the problem of delayed admissions by tertiary institutions because of failure to release Senior Secondary School Examination results on time.

He noted that WAEC has been living up to its responsibilities since the emergence of NECO.

Gana spoke on Monday QASin Minna, the Niger State Capital, when he received an Icon of Education Transformation Award from the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) led by its Senate President, Gambo Mohammed.

He said: “Since 2000, we have been conducting examinations and one advantage I want you to understand is that we have given WAEC a wakeup call and they are now living to their responsibility.

“You may recall that there were times in the past where universities and other tertiary institutions took very longer period for them to admit students.

“But with our coming, we started releasing results within 90 days, which is a period between three months. We started like that but as I am talking to you today, the last release we had was 43 days,” he said.

He said the council under his leadership has created a conducive environment for efficiency and effective service delivery by the workers while ensuring the credibility and prestige of the certificates being issued to candidates by the council.

In his remarks, Gambo, said the student body has passed a vote of confidence on the Acting Registrar.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the appointment of Gana.

Gambo noted that resources of the council has been prudently management under the leadership of Gana resulting in the elimination of wastages and stealing thus giving rise to the remittance of almost N1 billion to the Federation Account. (The Nation)


Source News Express

Posted 18/06/2019 04:10:35 AM





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