The newly appointed Registrar and Chief Executive Officer National Examinations Council, NECO Professor Godswill Obioma said he has came up with an 11 point agenda to move the examination body forward
Professor Obioma stated this when he led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello after assuming office as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Examination body.
Professor Godswill Obioma who explained that he has seen COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to formulate practicable ideas for online studies as exemplified by most Schools now, he added that the examination body had already submitted proposal to the Federal Government seeking approval for the examinations to commence, assured that all the COVID-19 protocols will be observed.
” Schools have opened online, in very many States including Niger which I know are opportunities to run exams during COVID-19; the management and I are waiting to be given the go ahead” The Professor said.
Professor Obioma expressed optimism that his tenure will bring about meaningful development to the organization in the area of Information Technology (IT) to reduce cost of operation, capacity , improved relationship with host communities in terms of Corporate Social Responsibilities, and seeking international partnerships among others.
He said upon his resumption, he has found an environment that will ensure success and has also met a workforce willing to work for the development of the society at large.
He then promised not to disappoint Nigeria, Niger State and God in the discharge of his duties.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in his response to the New Registrar of NECO, assured him of government’s support towards a successful tenure.
Governor Sani Bello said the fact that the headquarters and zonal offices of the Examination body are situated in the State, it behoves on the State government to support the organization.
While expressing concern over the poor performance of some students in the SSCE examinations, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello emphasized the need for parents to be more deliberate in ensuring their wards perform better in their academics
He promised that a sustainable way will be deployed towards reducing the financial burden on the organization.
” Our intention is not to ground NECO but to see NECO as a partner and for us to work and support each other.
I plead with the organization not to expect huge amount for the repayment of the outstanding but will try and settle regularly”. The Governor said.
He however pleaded for more patience and understanding of the organization, pointing out that the State Government will do everything possible to support the organization towards achieving its success.