2020 SSCE: NECO sets up panel to investigate alleged exam malpractice in Kaduna

Written by MJ

December 7, 2020

The National Examination Council has set up an administrative committee to investigate an allegation of examination malpractice in one of its examination centres in Kaduna State during the just concluded 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).

This was contained in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Mr Azeez Sani, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement indicated that the authorities of Signature Television had, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, alerted NECO of some infractions at one of the examination centres, Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna with Centre Number (0140721) that might lead to malpractice during the just concluded 2020 SSCE.

He said 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: “Following this action, the Council constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation in order to enable the Council to 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.

“The Council wishes to commend the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoins stakeholders to emulate this gesture,” Sani said.

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