RSHA Probes Suspension Of NECO Exams


The Rivers State House
of Assembly has set up an ad-hoc committee to probe reasons why the former administration in the state suspended the conduct of National Examination Council (NECO) examinations in the state  public schools.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ikuinye Owaji-Ibani, who constituted the committee, urged members to investigate if the suspension was done in the interest of the state.
The Speaker directed the committee to liaise with the State Ministry of Education and get details as to what prompted the former administration to suspend  NECO examinations in public schools.
According to him, “There is no way the society can wish away education. I believe that it was for this reason that Hon. Kelechi Nwogu raised the motion.
“Education is key to development of any society. We have to  tread with caution. For us to achieve quality education, there are several components attached to it. Yes, we have NECO and WAEC.
“The two complement each other. So, for state government to suspend it, the committee should go further beyond where we are”.
The motion to reinstate NECO in public schools was presented by Hon. Kelechi Nwogu, representing Omuma Constituency.
All members who spoke on the issue charged the state government to re-introduce NECO examinations in public schools, and unify the charges.
Hon. Dumabari Loolo representing Khana Constituency I, however, spoke against the motion saying, that the House should go back to the root to know why it was suspended.
The lawmaker suggested that a committee should be set up to conduct further investigation on the matter.
The speaker, announced Hon. Josiah Orlu as the committee Chairman, while Adaye George, Smart Adoki, Chisom Dike and Baren Kopean are to serve as members.