NECO De-recognize Three Schools for Exam Malpractice

The National Examinations Council has delisted three schools in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states for two years over their alleged involvement in Collusion and mass cheating.

Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, disclosed this on a report submitted to the Minister of Education on Tuesday during the occasion of mandate and achievements of the council between May 2018 and September 2019.

Gana said that the three schools have been de-recognized for 2 years because they committed a crime of mass cheating.

 “The Council successfully conducted the 2019 June/July SSCE with a total of 1,163,194 candidates registered for the examination.

“A total of 40,630 candidates were involved in the various forms of malpractice; 18 supervisors were blacklisted for poor supervision, aiding, abetting and connivance with candidates to perpetrate examination malpractice.

“Three schools, one each in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states, were de-recognised for two years for their involvement in collusion and mass cheating”, Gana said.

Gana also stated that NECO reported they have acquired 8,000 biometric verification machines prior to the conduct of its 2019 SSCE. And the council is also in need for more BVM for other centers.

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