universities in the country and other institutions of
higher learning to stop making credit passes in English
language and Mathematics compulsory for those seeking
He lamented that the practice of making the two
subjects compulsory for admissions has aborted the
ambition of many brilliant students who could, for one
reason or the other, not credit both subjects, to further
The Governor, who spoke yesterday when the Registrar
of the National Examination Council, NECO, Prof.
Abdulrashid Garba visited him at the Government House
He suggested that the stakeholders can do this by
pushing for an end to the demand that a prospective
student must credit English language and Mathematics
to gain admission, adding that the subjects relevant to
the courses the individual students want to pursue in
higher institutions should rather be made mandatory.