BREAKING NEWS!! NECO sacks 19 staff over certificate scam (Read Details)

Governing board of the 'National Examinations Council' (NECO) has dismissed about 19 staff of Nigerian institution over forgery of certificate.

The information gathered revealed that the staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by NECO management found the staff guilty of gaining employment using fake certificates.

According to a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations NECO, Azeez Sani, the committee had been mandated to verify the certificate presented by a variety of staff at the time of employment.

It was added that while performing its assignment, the committee had invited staff with questionable credentials to appear before it. And also the statement said following investigations made it known that the affected staff confessed to working with forged certificates.

Further disclosed that the committee has contacted the schools and institutions where the affected staff claimed to have attended but the institutions denied certified them.

It was also added that its 52nd Regular meeting, the Governing Board of the exam body vetted the report of the Certificate Verification Committee and approved the dismissal of the 19 staff.

Recall that the NECO Governing Board had previously at its 17th Extra-Ordinary meeting in November, 2019, dismissed 70 staff for certificate forgery.

The board said the verification exercise will continue to ensure it sanitized the system.

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