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NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH SEVEN STATES OFFICES IN THE COUNTRY                                                                                                         09-12-23

By Sadiq Aminu                                                    The National Examinations Council, NECO is to construct seven new state offices to ensure proper coordination of Examinations nationwide.

The Registrar, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi gave the indication at the inauguration of some projects executed by the Council in Minna the State Capital.

The Seven States to benefit from the proposed NECO State offices are Nasarawa, Rivers, Sokoto, Lagos Abia, Taraba Jigawa.

Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi who said approval for the construction of the offices was granted by the National Assembly, explained that for the past 15 years NECO has not received appropriation to execute capital projects.

According to the NECO Registrar, despite the paucity of funds, the Council has embarked on projects to facilitate it’s operations including the ongoing work in State offices in Gombe, Katsina and Kogi which are at the verge of completion.

Some of the projects unveiled on the occasion are Seventy Examination Logistics Vehicles, Data and Scanning Centres and a Block of Classroom at NECO Staff School.

On the importance of the Inaugurated centres Professor Ibrahim Wushishi stated that the Data Centre is a centralized hub for storing, processing and managing the extensive datasets derived from the Council’s various examinations while the Scanning Centre is to ease the automation and grading processes.

The Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman appreciated NECO for achieving a lot within two years under it’s current leadership.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Andrew David Adejoh the Minister reechoed the commitment of the Ministry to support NECO and other sister agencies to deliver on their mandate.

There were various goodwill messages urging the management of the National Examinations Council not to relent on the good works it has started.

Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi who said approval for the construction of the offices was granted by the National Assembly, explained that for the past 15 years NECO has not received appropriation to execute capital projects.

According to the NECO Registrar, despite the paucity of funds, the Council has embarked on projects to facilitate it’s operations including the ongoing work in State offices in Gombe, Katsina and Kogi which are at the verge of completion.

Some of the projects unveiled on the occasion are Seventy Examination Logistics Vehicles, Data and Scanning Centres and a Block of Classroom at NECO Staff School.

On the importance of the Inaugurated centres Professor Ibrahim Wushishi stated that the Data Centre is a centralized hub for storing, processing and managing the extensive datasets derived from the Council’s various examinations while the Scanning Centre is to ease the automation and grading processes.

The Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman appreciated NECO for achieving a lot within two years under it’s current leadership.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Andrew David Adejoh the Minister reechoed the commitment of the Ministry to support NECO and other sister agencies to deliver on their mandate.

There were various goodwill messages urging the management of the National Examinations Council not to relent on the good works it has started.

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