Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has directed the Senate Committee on Education to probe the revenue generated by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO).
The directive comes after the Joint Admissions and the Matriculation Board (JAMB) remitted more than N5billion to the coffers of the Federal Government.
The lawmaker representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, had also raised a point of order on the revenue accrued by JAMB.
Speculations are also high that the Upper House might beam its searchlight on the former heads of WAEC, NECO, and JAMB, over alleged poor remittances in previous years.
Senator Saraki, on Wednesday, ordered the Senate Committees on Education and Tertiary Institution, as well as the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to review the revenues generated by WAEC and NECO.
Explaining the reason for the action, he noted that it was necessary for the lawmakers to find out how JAMB was able to achieve its feat.
He added that the success story should be applied to the other examination bodies so as to boost financial status in the education sector.
“The question is: what happened in the past and why the increase in revenue? What action has been taken against those people who were there before them? I think there is a need for us to not just sweep it under the carpet,” he said.
PRESIDENT of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, mandated the Senate Committee on Education, and the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to look into the revenue generated by educational bodies like WAEC and NECO. pic.twitter.com/HrRW8knic6
— The Senate President (@SPNigeria) January 31, 2018