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Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Prof Charles Uwakwe
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Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Prof Charles Uwakwe

President Buhari has approved the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). The President also dismissed four members of the management for various offences bordering on financial impropriety. Uwakwe had been suspended since May 2018 by the Federal Government over alleged financial mismanagement and abuse of office. The PUNCH reports that Mr Abubakar Gana was appointed as the acting Registrar. Uwakwe and some top officials allegedly awarded contracts in the council to the tune of N25billion without following the due process. NECO in a release on Wednesday confirmed that the suspended registrar had been relieved of his appointment by the President, while four members of the management had also been di...
2020 WAEC And NECO Exams Postponed Indefinitely – Government
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2020 WAEC And NECO Exams Postponed Indefinitely – Government

The Nigerian Government has announced that this year's Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO) will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak.  According to Emeka Nwajubu, Minister of State for Education, government has made provisions for students to learn online. He said, “WAEC and NECO for the year have been postponed indefinitely. “The students can learn online, we have made a lot of provision for that. The director of FCT has also opened a portal for the process. “We are working with the Ministry of Information to escalate education content to provide for everyone at home. “Our biggest challenge is to reach children who do not have devices but we are working with ra...
NECO: Supervisor, Vice- Principal and Teacher Arrested Over Exam Malpractice
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NECO: Supervisor, Vice- Principal and Teacher Arrested Over Exam Malpractice

Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested three persons for allegedly collecting money from students participating in the ongoing National Examination Council, NECO, at Government Day Secondary school, Ote in Eiye-Nkorin area of Kwara state. The suspects are the principal of the school, Issa Abdulrahman, a teacher, Usman Lanre Kayode, and a supervisor of the examination in the centre, Saka Isiaka. The EFCC had received an intelligence report that the school management and supervisor of the centre, were extorting money from the students writing NECO in order to assist them in the examination. It was learnt that the principal of the school allegedly usually separated students who could not contribute money from those who paid. But problems s...