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NECO Threatens Blacklist Of Kaduna Candidates

By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja.

The National Examinations Council (NECO), has threatened to blacklist and cancel the results of entire candidates who sat for its ongoing examination in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna, over alleged examination malpractices.

A statement signed and made available to Journalists, by the Council’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, made this known.

NECO also threatened that the school would be derecognised and examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.”

The council further made known that a committee has been set up to investigate allegations of malpractice against some candidates indicted.

”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 in order to enable the Council take appropriate actions. “If found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, the school will be derecognized and those examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999”, the statement added.

“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.”

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