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FG Fires NECO Registrar, 2 Deputy Directors

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- 2 NECO deputy directors are sacked for alleged corruption
- The most senior director, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, is ordered to take over as registrar in acting capacity
- Muhammadu Buhari says no nation would progress if its educational system is poor
The registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe and two deputy directors of the examination body have been sacked.
The Nation reports that though no official reason has been given for the disengagement of the register, the two deputy directors might have been disengaged for alleged corrupt practices.
Some sources attributed the sack of the registrar to the award of a N25 billion contract which was without the knowledge of either the federal ministry of education or the governing board of the council.

Others said Professor Charles Uwakwe may have been fired for allegedly recruiting some staff without the knowledge of the appropriate authorities. learnt that the most senior director, Alhaji Abubakar Gana has been directed to take over as registrar in acting capacity.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the federal government
will evolve measures to curb incessant strikes and address grievances by staff of universities in the country.
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Buhari, represented by a director with National Universities Commission, (NUC) Gidado Kuma, spoke on Saturday at the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said government was looking into the operations of agencies in the education sector to find solutions to the problems militating against their desired impact, especially in the university system.
The president said that the essence of creating a specialised university such as ATBU was to assist the country in training future scientists and launch it into the sphere of technological breakthroughs

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