By Usman Muhammad Minna

  • Vows to Rusticate Affected Schools, Officials

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has restates it determination to weed off the system of bad elements that are engaged in bringing the image of the council to ruin by aiding and abating all forms of examination malpraces.

This was contained in a statement from the Council Head Quarters singed by Azeez Sani, Head Information and Public Relations Division of the Council.

The statement said the attention of the Examination Body was drawn by the Signature Television of some infractions at one of the examination centres, Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna with Centre Number (0140721) that may have led to malpractice during the just concluded 2020 SSCE (Internal).

Azeez Sani said, “Based on the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, it has already swung into action by flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.

“Following this action, the Council constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation in order to enable the Council take appropriate actions.

“If found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, the school will be derecognized and those examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999”, the statement said.
The Council commended the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoins stakeholders to emulate this gesture.

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