THE National Examination Council (NECO) on Tuesday announced that it has dismissed 19 of its officials from her service over allegation of certificate forgery.
A statement issued by Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division NECO, said the Governing Board of NECO gave the approval for the dismissal of the 19 staff.
Sani explained that a Staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by the Management 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.”
It would be 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 sanitizing the system.