NECO Sacks 19 Members of Staff for Certificate Forgery

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Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

The National Examination Council (NECO) has dismissed 19 of its officials over allegation of certificate forgery.

A statement issued yesterday by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Mr. Azeez Sani, said the Governing Board of NECO gave the approval for the dismissal of the 19 members of staff.

Sani explained that a Staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by the body 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.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The Governing Board had at its 17th Extra Ordinary meeting in November 2019, also approved the dismissal of 70 staff for Certificate forgery.