Laleye Dipo in Minna
President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked heads of the 17 education agencies recently appointed on better service delivery in order to improve the standard of education in the country.
The president’s charge was contained in the brief to the appointees before their nominations were announced by the Minister of Education Alhaji Adamu Adamu.
Speaking in Minna, Niger State after taking over the management of the National Examinations Council (NECO) from Professor Abdulrasheed Garba, the newly appointed Registrar, Professor Charles Uwakwe said: “The president has challenged all of us to put in our best to transform the education sector in this country as part of the change agenda of the administration.”
“I will work with the mandate given me and will ensure that I improve on the standard already laid by previous chief executive officers of this organisation. I am proud of the calibre of staff in this organisation, I believe with the support and cooperation of all we will take NECO to the promise land.”
Uwakwe commended Garba saying, “within the short period he was in charge NECO’s image in the society improved tremendously.” He promised to continue following the template of activities left behind by the former registrar.
He assured the management and staff that the new leadership would carry them along and solicited their support and cooperation while warning that “indolence and indiscipline will not be tolerated.”
Handing over the leadership of the examination body to Uwakwe the former registrar highlighted the giant strides of NECO over the years which he said included prompt release of examination results and reduction in examination malpractices and good relationship with the host community.
Garba thanked their staff and asked that better cooperation should be extended to the new registrar.