It has been revealed that the Presidency may reconsider the scrapping of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and others penciled in for scrapping by the Oronsaye Panel.
This revelation was made by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr Jude Imagwe, while speaking at the opening of an international workshop on Teaching, Learning and Methodology at the Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD).
Imagwe said that the Federal Government was still studying the recommendation of the Oronsaye Panel and expressed the hope that the two bodies would remain after due consideration. He noted that the two bodies were enactments of the law and created for specific purposes towards the advancement of education in Nigeria.
His words: “at the end of the day, we will keep our own. NECO will be strengthened.” Pointing out that President Goodluck Jonathan was committed to the development of education in the country, Imagwe called for support for private universities, describing ABUAD as “the product of a man’s vision for quality education.”