Transparency, Doggedness, Loyalty, NECO’s success strategy- Actn Registrar


The National Examinations Council NECO has attributed its success in the past year to transparency as well as doggedness and loyalty of the workforce of the organisation.

The Acting Registrar NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana said one of the establishments’ recent accomplishments was the ability to release NECO exam results in 43 days, a feat he says the exam body intends to maintain.

Mr Gana emphasised that the successes of the nation’s premier examination body has permanently resolved the challenge delayed results and late admissions by tertiary institutions.

He made the remarks while being conferred a merit award of excellence by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

According to Gana in the past universities and other tertiary institutions took very longer periods 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.

‘‘Since 2000, we have been conducting examinations and one advantage I want you to  understand is that we have given WAEC a wake- up call and they are now living to their responsibility’’.

He added that his administration created conducive environment for efficiency and effective service delivery by the workers while ensuring the credibility and prestige of the certificates being issued to candidates.

The NECO Acing Registrar however hinted that there were changes going on in the establishment and that it would become visible in coming examinations

Meanwhile the student’s body led by the NANS Senate President, Comrade Abubakar Gambo, passed a vote of confidence on the Acting Registrar while presenting the merit award.

Gambo noted that the Acting Registrar has been able to prudently manage the resources of NECO resulting in the elimination of wastages and stealing thus giving rise to the remittance of almost N1 billion into the Federal Government coffers.

He further observed that this prudent management of resources made possible the reduction of registration fees for NECO examination by the immediate past of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

‘‘We had to go out of our usual criticism of education bodies to give Mr. Gana accolades because of his exemplary leadership

We did our investigation among staff, examined his activities and found out that NECO improved when he took over and that is why we are presenting this merit award to him’’.

The National Examinations Council is Nigeria’s indigenous examination body, responsible for conducting senior secondary examinations for Nigeria’s over 40 million students.




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