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NECO dismisses 70 Staff Over Certificate Forgery

The National Examinations Council (NECO), has dismissed no fewer than 70 staff for certificate forgery.

The dismissal of the affected staff was approved at NECO’s 17th extra-ordinary meeting of the Governing Board, which vetted a report by a verification Committee set up by the management.

A statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani in Minna on Friday, said majority of the staff affected belonged to the junior cadre while a few senior staff were affected.

The statement read in part: “The certificate Verification Committee carried out its assignment diligently by inviting all staff with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which some staff actually attested that their certificates were fake.

“The Committee also contacted the Schools and Institutions the affected staff claimed to have attended and the Schools and Institutions denied having certificated them.”

Sani noted that the dismissal of the staff members was the first phase in the series of the on-going staff certificate verification exercise in the Council.

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