NECO Finally Speaks On Purported Recruitment Exercise

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has advised Nigerians to disregard an online publication purporting that the Council was planning to recruit new Staff.

Concise News reports that the Council, in a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, said it had no plan to recruit new staff.

“We also wish to state very strongly that the publication is the product of the imagination of fraudsters who are out to defraud unsuspecting members of the public,” he said.

He stressed that NECO, under the present leadership of the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive, Abubakar Mohammed Gana, and the Governing Board under Dr. Abubakar Saddiq Mohammed, was on the same page with the next level mantra of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which is epitomized by transparency, adherence to due process, and zero tolerance for impunity.

Declare state of emergency on education, NANS urges South-west governors
In related news, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the governors in the South-west to declare a state of emergency on education in the region.

Kowe Abiodun, South-west Coordinator of NANS made the call in a statement in Abeokuta on Thursday.

Abiodun noted that education remained the bedrock of any nation’s development, saying that a state of emergency in the sector would go a long way in saving the future of the youths in the zone.

He stated that it was important for the south-west governors to, as a matter of urgency and collective interest, convey a joint meeting to collectively x-ray the state of education in the region.

“NANS frowns at the state of education in the region and calls for immediate collective declaration of state of emergency by the governors of South-west states,’’ he said.

He commended governors in the region for their recent joint efforts in fighting crimes and putting an end to the alarming rate of kidnapping in the zone, through a well-structured joint security outfit, named “AMOTEKUN.’’

The south-west coordinator of NANS called on the governors to see the need to converge for a similar brainstorm to rescue the education sector in southwest from the current situation.

He commended the Federal government’s effort so far in the education sector, saying that the state governors should follow suit.