Alleged certificate forgery: NECO sacks 19 staff

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed 19 of its workers for allegedly forging their certificates. Their dismissal was approved by the governing board of NECO. NECO said the certificate verification exercise which is on-going is aimed at sanitising its system The governing board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the sack of 19 staff from her service for alleged certificate forgery.

This was revealed in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, February 25 by NECO spokesperson, Azeez Sani. The statement revealed that the staff certificate verification committee constituted by the management carried out the assignment. “The committee also contacted the schools and institutions which the affected staff claimed to have attended and the schools and institutions denied having certified them,” he said.

In November 2019, NECO also approved the dismissal of 70 staff for alleged certificate forgery. Meanwhile, NECO has confirmed the authenticity of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s certificate. NECO’s clarification came after a court sacked the Anambra senator for allegedly possessing fake credentials. The examination body released Senator Ubah’s result details and cleared the air about his statement of result and NECO certificate.

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