The Niger House of Assembly has mandated the House Committee on Education and Legislative Compliance to investigate the non-release of 2019/2020 National Examinations Council (NECO) results of more than 30,000 students in the state.
The directive was sequel to the motion raised under matters of urgent public importance by Mr Malik Madaki and seconded by Shaba Gbara, both representing Bosso and Mokwa constituencies respectively.
Speaker of the assembly, Mr Abdullahi Bawa, while reading the resolution, said that the committee on education and legislative compliance should investigate the matter and report back to the house within one week.
Earlier, Madaki, while moving the motion, said that the results of more than 30,000 students, who sat for 2019/2020 NECO examinations, were not released.
He further claimed that the results of those who were non-indigenes, but who paid their examinations fees to the state government, were also not released, owing to non-remittance of the money to NECO.
“I am, therefore, calling on this honorable house to investigate the non-release of these results,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malam Suleiman Gambo, Chairman, house committee on education, said that the committee had written to the Commissioner for Education to appear before it.
This, he said, was to enable the commissioner explain the reasons behind the non-release of NECO results of the affected students. (NAN)