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New NECO’s registrar assumes office, vows to reposition exam body

By Felix Khanoba

The new  Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, has promised to transform the examination body to a world-class status.

Wushishi, who made the promise on Monday in Minna while officially taking over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Ebikibina Ogborodi, said NECO is fully set to become a credible and internationally acclaimed examination body.

“My desire is to make NECO surpass international standard which other international examination bodies will look onto, that is my mission to NECO,” Prof. Wushishi said.

According to the NECO boss, “I am not here to be bias in anyway, rather I am here as a Nigerian, I will work with everybody to take NECO to the desired heights”.

A statement signed by Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO and made available to the AUTHORITY in Abuja, said the registrar, however, acknowledged that there are challenges that needs to be tackled in the exam body.

He assured that with the support of all staff, the challenges are surmountable.

Prof. Wushishi also informed  staff members that their rewards and privileges would be given to them as at when due, but stressed that the management under his leadership would not hesitate to punish any staff found wanting in the discharge of duties.

He solicited for the support of the management and staff to enable him actualise his vision for the Council.

The registrar, who thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for deeming him fit to be appointed as NECO Registrar, pledged to work closely with the Federal Ministry of Education and NECO Governing Board.

Earlier, the former Acting Registrar, Ebikibina Ogborodi had briefed the new NECO boss on the progress report on the on-going 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) as well as other mandate of the Council.

Recall that Prof. Wushishi was on 12 July, 2021 appointed as the substantive Registrar of NECO by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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