NECO dismisses 19 staff over certificate forgery

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed 19 staff for certificate forgery.

Head, Information and Public Relations of NECO, Azeez Sani, stated this Tuesday in a press statement issued in Minna.

He said the dismissal of the staff followed the recommendation of Staff   Certificate   Verification   Committee   constituted   by   the management of the council

He said, “The committee carried out its assignment diligently by inviting some staff with   questionable   credentials   to   appear   before   it,   during   which   the affected staff attested that their certificates were forged.”

He said the committee also contacted the schools and institutions which the affected staff claimed to have attended and the schools and institutions denied having certificated them.

“At its 52nd regular meeting, the Governing Board of the Council vetted the report of the Certificate Verification Committee and approved the dismissal of the affected staff,” he said.

Azeez recalled   that   the   governing   board   had at   its 17th extraordinary meeting in November, 2019, also approved the dismissal of 70 staff for certificate forgery.

He said that the certificate verification exercise is on-going and aimed at sanitising the system.

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