NECO may blacklist Kaduna school over exam malpractice involvement

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… to prosecute officials

Following a report received from a Television station, the National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday said it has constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate an allegation levelled on a Kaduna based school over examinations malpractice.

In a statement issued by the Council’s
Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani and made available to Journalists in Minna, it said, it is acting on a report received from authorities of Signature Television on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 who alerted the council of irregularities.

Accordingly, the Council said “based on our zero tolerance for examination malpractice, we will swing swiftly into action by: flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.

“The Authorities of Signature Television had on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 alerted us 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)”.

Furthermore, he said “we habe constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation in order to enable us 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 Council however commended the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoins stakeholders to emulate this gesture.

Daniel Okpole Atori is a public affairs analyst, Communication Expert, Media facilitator, renowned Journalist with flair for high professionalism in the media world spanning over 13 years. He has worked with Pen Watch Newspaper, Nigerian Compass Newspapers and currently with Eagle Online as Niger State Bureau Chief and New Telegraph Newspapers as Niger State Correspondent

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