The Management of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the restructuring of the organization to re-position it for better service delivery and productivity.
According to a statement signed by the NECO Head of information, Azeez Sani, eight zonal offices situated in Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Makurdi, Bauchi, Kano, FCT and Lagos have been created.
The statement added that three new divisions were created in the Department of Examination Development, they are SSCE (external), Trade / Entrepreneurial Subjects and Evaluation and Item Banking while in the Department of Quality Assurance, the new divisions created are Psychometrics, Examination Malpractice and Investigation, and Policy Matters (external).
The three new divisions in the Department of Human Resource Management are Maintenance, Sanitation and Staff Records / Nominal Roll, while Validation and 3rd Year Continuous Assessment, and Operations are the two new divisions created in the Department of Examination Administration.
The release also disclosed that the restructuring has led to the appointment of eight new zonal coordinators, 37 new state officers, including an FCT Liaison officer and 45 Divisional Heads.