National Examinations Council (NECO) has commissioned five projects to enhance its quality of service and by extension – the standard of education in Nigeria.

The projects which include a Senior Secondary Classroom block, a NECO scanning and Data Systems center, a Driver’s pool as well as operational vehicles were unveiled in Minna, the Niger State Capital.


Speaking at the event which held at the NECO warehouse, the registrar and chief executive of the examination body, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, went down memory lane to highlight what prompted the establishment of NECO and its unique contributions to the educational system in the country.

Professor Wushishi said NECO’s pursuit of excellence in providing quality education assessment and maintaining the integrity of Nigeria’s secondary school system, informed the initiative to not just have implementable policies but also structures and facilities that will provide reliable and credible Examinations across the country.


He noted that the funds used for most of the executed projects were obtained from internally generated revenue; a testament to NECO’s commitment to the progress and transformation of the educational sector.

The Registrar seized the medium to commend staff of NECO for their contributions to the success story of the examination body


Also speaking at the event, the Honorable Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman who was represented by Mr. Andrew David Adejoh, the permanent secretary Federal Ministry of Education – expressed his satisfaction over the level of progress made by NECO in just two years – under the leadership of the present Registrar.

He described education as the bedrock of progress; adding that if the reformation and transformation of the country’s educational sector would work, there would be need for assessment bodies in the country to be carried along.


The Minister urged NECO to optimize the use of the commissioned projects to further enhance performance and contributions in the educational sector even as he lauded the registrar for spear-heading projects that key into the renewed hope agenda long before the present administration came on board.


Highlights of the event included cultural dance performance as well as goodwill messages delivered by the representatives of the Servicom unit of the presidency, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) among others.