NECO to investigate alleged exam malpractice in Kaduna centre

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The National Examination Council (NECO), says it has constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation of exam malpractice in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna State exam centres.

NECO in a press statement signed by Azeez Sani, Head Information and Public Relations Division said all examination scripts of candidates of the school have been identified and isolated for scrutiny.

This, according to the examination body followed a report by Authorities of Signature Television on Wednesday 2 December 2020, alleging some infractions at one of the examination centres.

“The Authorities of Signature Television had on Wednesday 2 December 2020 alerted the National Examinations Council (NECO) of some infractions at one of the examination centres, Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna with Centre Number (0140721) that may lead to malpractice during the just concluded 2020 SSCE (Internal).”

It warned that if found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, and the school will be derecognized.

The statement disclosed that the examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.”

NECO’s spokesman further added that the decision taken by the council on the issue is based on its zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

“NECO swung swiftly into action by flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.”

The Council commended the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoined stakeholders to emulate this gesture.

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