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FG launches 70 new vehicles, scanning centre for NECO

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The Federal Government has inaugurated 70 operational vehicles and a state-of-the-art Scanning Centre the National Examination Council.

The move aims to bolster the efficiency, security, and timely delivery of examination materials across numerous centers nationwide.

The projects were commissioned in Minna, the capital of Niger State on Saturday by the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. David Andrew Adejo.

The initiatives include the NECO Scanning Centre, a Driver’s Pool, three classrooms for the Senior Secondary component of NECO Staff School, and a Data Centre.

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Minister Mamman commended NECO’s Registrar, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, for innovative measures ensuring the credibility of the assessment process.

He emphasized the government’s commitment to transforming the education sector, lauding the Registrar’s achievements within limited resources.

Mamman stated, “The purchase of logistics vehicles for the ease of transportation of examination materials would substantially address the challenge of leakage of examination question papers, as witnessed in the past.”

Wushishi highlighted the significance of logistics vehicles for transporting examination materials, addressing challenges, and maintaining the integrity of the examination process.

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He expressed the vehicles’ role in eliminating logistical hindrances, ensuring examinations are conducted seamlessly.

In addition, he emphasized the importance of the NECO Data Centre and Scanning Centre in the era of digitalization, contributing to modernization, efficiency, and faster result releases.

The facilities will safeguard sensitive examination data and enhance data management and security.

Wushishi announced ongoing construction of three new NECO state offices in Gombe, Katsina, and Kogi states, addressing challenges of inadequate state offices.

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Despite not receiving appropriations for capital projects for over 15 years, he revealed that the National Assembly has now allocated funds for seven additional state offices in Nasarawa, Rivers, Lagos, Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, and Abia states.

The NECO boss concluded by acknowledging the dedication of over 70 staff members, who received awards during the 2023 annual productivity award ceremony, reinforcing the Council’s commitment to excellence.

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