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National Examinations Council May Soon Do Without FG Allocation – Registrar

National Examinations Council (NECO). PHOTO: Daily Post Nigeria
National Examinations Council (NECO). PHOTO: Daily Post Nigeria

Abubakar Gana, Acting Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), has said that the examination council is now transparently managed and would soon not require allocation from the Federal Government to be able to fund its activities.

The Registrar, who said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Basic Education for the defence of NECO’s 2019 budget, called for support from the Senate to achieve the feat.

He disclosed that the council also returned about N1 billion to the nation’s Consolidated Revenue Account as operational surplus from its internally generated revenue (IGR).

The NECO boss expressed his desire to firm up the reforms being carried out in NECO, adding that the 2019 budget of the agency as presented to the National Assembly will be judiously implemented.

The Senate has commended NECO for effectively deploying and utilizing resources allocated to it for the conduct of examinations across the country.

Chairman Senate Committee on Basic Education, Senator Aliyu Wamako, who gave the commendation, on behalf of his colleagues, extolled the leadership of the exam body for remaining steadfast in ensuring prudence in the agency.

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