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NECO dismisses 19 employees over certificate forgery


No fewer than 19 employees of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been dismissed for certificate forgery. Head, Information and Public Relations of NECO, Azeez Sani, disclosed this to journalists in Minna, Niger State yesterday.

According to him, a Staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by the management invited some staff members with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which the affected staff affirmed that their certificates were forged.

The committee also contacted the schools and institutions, which the affected staff claimed to have attended and they 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 members.

The Guardian recalled that the Governing Board had at its 17th Extra Ordinary meeting in November 2019, also approved the dismissal of 70 staff for certificate forgery. The certificate verification exercise, which is on-going is aimed at sanitising the system.

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