The National Examination Council (NECO) has stated that the council released the last Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) in forty-three days.
The Acting Registrar of the examination council, Abubakar Gana, made this known while receiving the National Association of Nigerian Students in Abuja on Monday.
According to Gana, NECO would ensure that candidates seeking admission to higher institutions of learning will not wait for long before receiving their results.
The Student Association, led by its Senate President, Abubakar Gambo, gave out an award to the Acting Registrar of the examination body on the occasion of the 20th year anniversary of NECO.
“NECO came into being in 1999 because of the agitations for it and based on the recommendations of various committees. Since 2000, we have been conducting examinations and one advantage is that we have given the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) a wake-up call.
“There were times in the past where universities and other tertiary institutions took very long periods to admit students. But with our coming, we started releasing results within 90 days. We started like that but as I am talking to you, the last release we had was done in 43 days,” Gana stated.