The Registrar, National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi has promised to reposition NECO to become a credible and internationally acclaimed examination body.
A statement signed by Mr Azeez Sani
Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the council and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
The statement quoted the registrar while officially taking over the affairs of the Council from the Former Acting Registrar, Mr Ebikibina Ogborodi.
“ My desire is to make NECO surpass international standard which other international examination bodies will look onto, that is my mission to NECO.
“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,” he said.
The Registrar who acknowledged that there were challenges that needed to be tackled, assured that with the support of staff, the challenges would be surmountable.
Wushishi assured the staff 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 their 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, Mr Ebikibina Ogborodi had briefed the Registrar on the progress report on the on-going 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) as well as other mandate of the Council.
It would be recalled that Wushishi was on July 12, appointed as the substantive Registrar of NECO by President Muhammadu Buhari.