Examination malpractice: NECO deregisters 12 Schools

Abdul Mohammed, Niger State

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this in Minna Niger State on Wednesday, while briefing the media for the released of the 2020 examination results conducted by the Council.

“24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices”

“12 schools, four in Adamawa state, two in Kaduna, two in Katsina, two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were recommended for deregistration for two years for their involvement in mass cheating/whole school cases,” Professor Obioma explained

Professor Obioma further announced the high performance of candidates in the examination adding that 894,101 candidates representing 73.89% made credit and above in English and Mathematics.

He said students who have their papers disrupted by #EndSars protests would be given the opportunity to rewrite the paper, adding that special arrangements have been made for them.

The NECO Registrar however assured stakeholders that none of the affected candidates would be disenfranchised especially as the council is aware that they needed the results to secure admission into higher institutions.

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