The Staff of the National Examination Council (NECO) have been charged to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the services they provide at work and to the country at large.


This call was made by the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Dantani Wushishi, while speaking at the examination body’s 2022/2023 First Annual Staff Productivity Award – which took place over the weekend in Minna, the Niger State Capital.


The registrar who had appreciated board members for their efforts toward improving service-delivery, noted that the award was in part, organized to celebrate and appreciate the hard work and competence of staff members who have distinguished themselves – over the years.


He went further to request that the Ministry of Education allow the current board members continue for another tenure, so as to consolidate on achieved objectives and see already laid-out initiatives to completion.

Professor Wushishi announced that NECO had initiated a scholarship award known as “Registrar’s Award for Excellence” for the best candidates in the gifted examinations, National Common Entrance and the Basic Education Certificate Examinations.


In his goodwill message delivered on behalf of the Emir of Minna, former military governor of Niger State, Colonel Lawal Gwadabe (retired) – commended the award recipients for their diligence and hard work in service to humanity even as he charged them not to rest on their oars.


The various categories under which recipients received awards at the event included – Good Governance Award, Best State Coordinator Award, Most Hard-Working and Dedicated Staff, Best Driver and Best Student Award.


Highlights also included the presentation of Certificates of Service to Retirees from different States of the Federation.