WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR JAMB AND NECO
Plans by the federal government to scrap the National examinations council (NECO) and cancel the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) among others have elicited diverse reactions in the country.
The government’s decision to over haul the public sector is in line with the recommendations of the Steve Oronsaye led presidential committee on the rationalization and restructuring of federal government parastatals and commissions to reduce the cost of governance in the country.
Under the new policy, all tertiary institutions would be at liberty to conduct their entrance examinations in place of UTME. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) currently saddled with the responsibility of conducting the UTME would not be scrapped, rather it would serve as a clearing house to tertiary institutions while the West African Examination Council (WAEC) would absorb NECO’s members of staff after its scrapping.