NECO releases 2021 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) says about six states in the Northern region are currently indebted to the Council to the tune of N 2.8 billion.

Dantani Wushishi, Registrar and Chief Executive of the council disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Minna, Niger on Saturday.

He said, “State governments offer to pay examination fees for candidates from their states but when it comes to the actual payment, they don’t do it, and that has strapped NECO.

“Zamfara, Adamawa, Kano, Gombe, Borno and Niger state governments are owing the examination body N1.8 billion debt for the students they registered in 2019.”

He lamented that most of the states owing the council so much money were yet to remit to it, even when the examination body had not withheld the results of the defaulting states.

The Council, according to him, had engaged the affected states in dialogue towards the amicable resolution of the matter.

Mr Wushishi reminded the defaulting states that NECO needed the money to pay its staff, organise examinations and purchase materials to run its operations.

He, therefore, asked the state governors to urgently meet their obligations by settling their debts to enable NECO to diligently discharge its responsibilities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Characters: 0/150