NECO fires 19 staff over certificate forgery
The National Examinations Council, NECO, has announced the dismissal of 19 of its staff from service for certificate forgery.
The council, in a statement by its Head of Information and Public Relations, Mr Azeez Sani, said the Governing Board of NECO approved the dismissal of the 19 staff after a certificate verification committee found them culpable.
Recall that NECO’s Governing Board had at its 17th Extra Ordinary meeting in November, 2019, approved the dismissal of 70 staff for Certificate forgery as part of its ongoing efforts to sanitise the exam body’s workforce.
The recent move followed recommendations by a Staff Certificate Verification Committee earlier constituted by the Management.
The committee invited the staff with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which the affected staff attested that their certificates were forged.
NECO 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,” the council said.
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