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Examination infraction: NECO reiterates commitment to zero tolerance

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has reiterated its commitment to zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

This is coming on the allegations of some infractions in the just concluded 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Its Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr Azeez Sani, made the commitment known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Sani said the council received an alert of some infractions at one of the examination centres, Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna with Centre Number (0140721) by the authorities of Signature Television.

According to him, based on the council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, it swung swiftly into action by flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.

He said that 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.

”The Authorities of Signature Television had on Wednesday, 2nd 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).

“Based on the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, it swung swiftly 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 to enable the Council take appropriate actions.

“If found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, the school will be derecognised and those examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.”

Funmilayo Adeyemi

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