The registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe and two deputy directors of the examination body have been sacked.
Though no official reason has been given for the disengagement of the register, the two deputy directors might have been disengaged for alleged corrupt practices.
Some sources attributed the sack of the registrar to the award of N25 billion contract which was without the knowledge of either the federal ministry of education or the governing board of the council.
Others said Professor Charles Uwakwe may have been fired for allegedly recruiting some staff without the knowledge of the appropriate authorities.
The most senior director, Alhaji Abubakar Gana has been directed to take over as registrar in acting capacity.