The National Examination Council (NECO) has been urged to make its examinations ICT-based, to further check instances of corruption in the conduct of public examinations.
The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Barrister Razak Atunwa made the call in Ilorin while receiving the Ilorin Zonal Officer of the National Examination council (NECO), Mr. Musa Tilde in his office.
Atunwa, represented by his Deputy Speaker Professor Mohammed Gana Yisa noted that the need became imperative to further check corrupt practices which normally permeate public examinations and enhance its services to the people.
The Speaker enjoined the Federal Government to provide the necessary logistic to make NECO improve on its performance to further enhance the quality of its examinations.
He explained that the legislative body under his leadership had assisted the State Government in taking decisions that had enhanced the integrity of public examinations in the State.
The Speaker recalled the efforts of the state government at eliminating magic centres in the state, pointing out that some officials who aided examination malpractices were sent packing by the state government to serve as deterrent.
He further noted that the legislative body had enacted laws that enhanced the quality of education in the state and expressed delight that Nigeria’s perception of NECO results had improved greatly.
Atunwa praised NECO for manifesting progressive achievements in its activities yearly and assured that the State House of Assembly would continue to be supportive to the exam body to ensure its sustenance.