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NECO Seeks Collaboration With DSS To Check Examination Malpractices

3 February 2020 National News News


The National Examinations Council, NECO, has sought for collaboration with the Department of State Services, DSS, to check malpractice in the conduct of the Council’s examination.

Chairman, Governing Board of NECO, Dr. Abubakar Saddique who led the Acting Registrar and other management team on a courtesy visit to the Director-General of DSS in Abuja, said such collaboration would ensure the credibility of the Council’s examination.

Dr. Saddique explained that the Council has put in place measures aimed at checking examination malpractice, but noted that without adequate security architecture, such measures would not yield the desired results.

He stated that among the measures introduced is the biometric capturing of candidates to check impersonation at examination centres.

The Acting Registrar/Chief Executive, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Gana, highlighted reforms introduced under his leadership in the Council to include the development of an intractable, robust, secure and user-friendly corporate website.

“Introduction of full-scale biometric capturing of candidates at examination centres, procurement of additional 20 pick-up Hilux Vans for examination logistics and full payment of Duty Tour Allowance to staff among others. “

Gana noted that NECO has enjoyed the full support and co-operation of DSS through the provision of covert operations which had helped in reducing incidence of examination malpractice.

He ,appealed to the Director-General to ensure that fraudsters who attempt to compromise NECO examinations are not only arrested but investigated and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

The Director-General, Mr. Yusuf Bichi, in his address, pledged the continued support of his Department in ensuring the credibility of NECO examinations.

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