…As it records 2.61% Examination Malpractice Cases
By Waliu Adeyeri
Following the release of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal, by the National Examination Council (NECO), 12 schools in the Northern region of Nigeria have been recommended for de-recognition.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, made this announcement during a press briefing on the release of 2020 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) internal results in Minna, Niger State.
The registrar reported that the council recorded a fall in the rate of examination malpractice in the concluded examination.
He attributed the success to some key practices employed by the council. The practices include;
“The deployment of biometric verification devices;
Strengthening the examination monitoring strategy in terms of scope and depth. The constituency of external monitors was expanded followed by training in the use of well-prepared monitoring manuals.”
This led to the fall in the rate of examination malpractices recorded in the year, which stood at 33,470 representing 2.61% of the total candidates involved in various forms of malpractice.
This represents -0.92% fall compared to the 3.53% cases recorded in 2019.
With its stiff procedures, the council has been able to identify and blacklist twelve (12) schools which are all from the Northern region of the country for examination malpractices.
According to the report, “4 schools in Adamawa State, 2 schools in Kaduna, 2 in Katsina, 2 in Niger, 1 in Taraba States and 1 in FCT were recommended for de-recognition for two years for their involvement in Mass cheating/whole school cases.”
However, Candidates can check their results by clicking the NECO Result portal.