Principals of Schools Encourage Examination Fraud – NECO

NECO Candidates. Photo: The Sun
NECO Candidates. Photo: The Sun

The Chairman of the National Examination Council (NECO) Governing Board, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq has allegedly accused Principals of Secondary Schools of aiding and ebetting examination fraud.


The Governing Board’s Chairman said the council was aware that some principals connive with impersonators to sit for examination hence they had been resisting the use of biometric machines for candidates’ screening.

He said there was no going back on biometric verification.


Sadiq said the body will omit schools or examination centres where candidates do not go through biometric verification for the screening.


He told journalists during a test run of the 8,000 newly bought biometric machines and twenty Toyota Hilux vehicles for the examination monitoring that they would simplify the candidate registration process.


“In the past, people had to buy scratch cards to register for NECO examinations. That is now gone. Candidates can now register online and as they register, their biometrics is also captured. We have a biometric data capture for every school.


“Any principal of any school or any examination centre that will not allow us to capture the biometrics of their candidates, we will cancel their results. They will not even take the exams,” Sadiq stated.

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