Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe has been reportedly fired.
He was appointed Registrar of the Council two years ago when his predecessor, Professor Abdulrasheed was removed in similar circumstance.
Vanguard reports that the sack may not be unconnected with an award of a N25 billion contract allegedly without the knowledge of either the Federal Ministry of Education or he Governing Board of the Council.
The newspaper also said the Registrar allegedly embarked on the recruitment of staff without the knowledge of the appropriate authorities.
Also, two other Deputy Directors were said to have been sacked.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Abubakar Gana who is the most senior Director in the Council has been directed to take over as the acting Registrar.