NECO delists schools over mass cheating

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The National Examinations Council has de-recognised some schools for their alleged involvement in collusion and mass cheating.

NECO on Tuesday disclosed this, adding that it recorded cases of examination malpractices such as “collusion by supervisors, teachers and school administrators, who ought to be part of the army in fighting the scourge,” Punch reports.

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According to NECO Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo schools have been delisted for two years over the malpractices.

Mr Abubakar Gana, the acting NECO Registrar in a brief submitted to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on the mandate and achievements of the council between May 2018 and September 2019 stated that:

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

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“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.”

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