NECO finally ended WAEC's monopoly
The acting Registrar, National Examination Council (NECO), Mr Abubakar Gana said the establishment of NECO in 1999 was a wakeup call to the West African Examinations Council that is now living up to its responsibility. The coming of NECO as an indigenous examination body, according to him did not only break the monopoly but has also permanently resolved the problem of delayed admissions by tertiary institutions because of failure to release Senior Secondary School Examination results on time.
A statement said Gana noted this on Monday in Minna, the Niger State Capital, where he was conferred with merit award of excellence by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
NANS led by the Senate President, Comrade Abubakar Gambo, passed a vote of confidence on the Acting Registrar while also calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Gana as substantive Registrar of the Council.
He said what his administration has done was to create conducive environment for efficiency and effective service delivery by the workers while ensuring the credibility and prestige of the certificates being issued to candidates. “There are changes really happening in NECO and that the public would see it visibly soon in the conduct of the examination,” he said.
NANS Senate President, Comrade Gambo, in his remark said the students had to go out of its way of usual criticism to passing a vote of confidence on Gana as well as presenting merit award to him because of his exemplary leadership.