The National Examination Council ( NECO), has constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation of examination malpractice in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna State exam centres.
A statement signed by NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, disclosed that all examination scripts of candidates of the school have been identified and isolated for scrutiny.
NECO explained that it became exigent to constitute the Administrative Committee following a report by Authorities of Signature Television on Wednesday 2nd December 2020, alleging some infractions at one of the examination centres.
“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).”
It warned that if found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, and the school will be derecognized.
The statement further indicated that the examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.”
NECO’s spokesman also added that the decision taken by the council on the issue is based on its zero tolerance for examination malpractice.
“NECO swung swiftly into action by flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.”
The Council then commended the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoined stakeholders to emulate this gesture.
It would be recalled that NECO has said that it is now compulsory for all examination officials to swear an oath of allegiance before participating in its examination.