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Senate Condemns Purported Plan to Scrap NECO, UTME, etc.

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NASSThe Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije has described the recent announcement of the government intention to scrap the National Examination Council (NECO) and the UTME as a continuity of the pattern of policy somersaults that have consistently limited progress in the education sector.

Senator Chukwumerije made the reaction of the Senate known in a statement made available on Sunday, entitled “RE: Reported Scrapping of NECO and UTME”. According to him, if the proposed scrapping should be effected, it will result in serious reversals in the education sector in the next five years.

The lawmaker said the scrapping would exacerbate the identified key problems in the sector, including access, quality, funding and institutional management. Senator Chuwkumerije said, besides inaccessibility, the sector would suffer anarchy with increased temptations by university authorities to cut corners in obeying rules on carrying capacities and unaccredited courses, thus creating new fertile grounds for the growth of unlicensed institutions.

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  1. brendan

    April 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Scraping the neco, utme exams is not only a solution to educational drop down what of hnd bsc descrimination

  2. Enyinnaya.

    April 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    NECO & UTME should be scraped, scince all Universities conduct their own exam before admmision.

  3. IKECHUKWU OBUDIKE

    April 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    LEAVE NECO, as the nation’s only ssce exam.

    AND SCRAP UTME, hence universities conduct and admit chiefly by their post utme as the sine qua non.

  4. Pius Chielozo

    April 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Scraping of NECO and UTME wil not only lead to setback in the country’s education system, but also cause many employees to lose their jobs. Also this is a sign that the country cannot stand on its own sice the only idigenous exam conducted by the country can not be restructured to international standard. If NECO and UTME are scrapped, the problems it will create wil not be solved in the next ten years.

  5. adewaler taiwo

    April 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    pls ooo if neco may be scrap, because it as an alternative (waec), but if utme is scrapped it will lead to a lot of problems 1.deployment of jamb officials 2. nepotism, tribalism,favoritism, bribery and corruption before gaining admissions, which means if can’t do all this things you won’t be able to matriculated and admissions wil be confined to those that can bribe,fi8rst class section of the economy and there wil be preferential treatment in gaining admissions into higher institutions. so therefore please don’t scrap UTME.

  6. Afeez

    April 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I dnt c reasons 4 scraping neco,zin dia is no oda nation’s exam! Neco stnd as o.level rsult nd used in seeking 4 admsn into higher institutn! Why nigerian do embraz smtin dat dnt blong 2 us dan ours? U beta tink b4 u do!

  7. A.M.Bagudu

    April 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Scraping Neco or whatever is not the problem of Nigerians our problems is good governance!

  8. Hariyour

    April 26, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Scrapping neco nd utme is nt d only soln,bt lets pray 4 our destiny nt 2 fight against us.

  9. Adekunjo Yemi

    April 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Scrap of Neco and utme is not only d problem to solve, what about discrimination btw Hnd and Bsc, smt must be done about it.

  10. Okoro Obed

    May 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    pls Nigerians, avoid sentiments in politice, forget about scrapping but suggest on how to improve them to international standard.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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