Abubakar M. Gana is the current director of the National Examinations Council (NECO) in Nigeria. NECO is a government agency responsible for the administration and supervision of various national and international examinations in Nigeria, including the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) and the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE).[1][2]

Abubakar M. Gana
Director of National Examination Council (Nigeria)
Assumed office
1 October 2019
Preceded byDr. John Z. Tumba
Personal details
Abubakar Musa Gana

(1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 36)
Nasarawa State
  • Bsc. in Psychology
  • Masters of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • M.Ed and PhD
Alma mater
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Nasarawa State University

Gana was appointed as the director of NECO in 2019. Prior to this, he had served as the deputy director of NECO, as well as the director of operations and planning.[3]

During his tenure as director of NECO, Gana has implemented a number of reforms and improvements to the examination process. These have included the introduction of biometric fingerprinting to prevent cheating,[4] the expansion of NECO's online services, and the introduction of a new grading system. He has also worked to improve the quality of NECO's examinations and to increase the transparency and accountability of the organization

Education edit

He holds a bachelor's degree in Science in Psychology from Nasarawa State University, as well as a Masters of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from university Ahmadu Bello University in 2013, furthermore He has a Post Graduate Diploma, M.Ed. and PhD in view in Guidance and Counselling from Bayero University Kano.[5][6][7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Abubakar Gana | Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria - Academia.edu". abu.academia.edu. Retrieved 2022-12-29.
  2. ^ Okoli, Al Chukwuma; Abubakar, Mamuda (2021-11-01). "'Crimelordism': Understanding a New Phenomenon in Armed Banditry in Nigeria". Journal of Asian and African Studies. 56 (7): 1724–1737. doi:10.1177/0021909621990856. ISSN 0021-9096. S2CID 234364143.
  3. ^ Adejo, Daniel (27 August 2019). "NECO releases May/June 2019 SSCE result". Radio Nigeria. Archived from the original on 14 September 2019.
  4. ^ Hersey, | Frank (2019-06-07). "Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric pay delays and World Bank support | Biometric Update". www.biometricupdate.com. Retrieved 2022-12-29.
  5. ^ "Meeting NECO'S Mandate Under The First Leadership Of Pioneer Staff, Abubakar M. Gana; Prospects, Challenges And Successes – Education Monitor News". Education monitor. 2019-12-21. Archived from the original on 2021-06-25. Retrieved 2022-12-29.
  6. ^ My NECO Exams
  7. ^ "NECO Acting Registrar Mr Abubakar Gana Archives – FRCN". Radio Nigeria. 2019-08-27. Archived from the original on 2021-06-19. Retrieved 2022-12-29.