The National Examination Council has delisted 3 schools in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states over alleged mass cheating in examinations.
Mr Abubakar Gana, Acting Registrar of NECO revealed this in a report submitted on Tuesday to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on the mandate and achievements of the council between May 2018 and September 2019.
“The Council successfully conducted the 2019 June/July SSCE with a total of 1,163,194 candidates registered for the examination.
“A total of 40,630 candidates were involved in the various forms of malpractice; 18 supervisors were blacklisted for poor supervision, aiding, abetting and connivance with candidates to perpetrate examination malpractice.
“Three schools, one each in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states, were de-recognised for two years for their involvement in collusion and mass cheating.”
Gana said the council had block financial leakages and increased prudence in the management of resources.
The examination body recorded cases of examination malpractices such as collusion by supervisors, teachers and school administrators.
NECO registrar called on the government to prioritise security of examinations and officials just as the Independent National Electoral Commission is provided with security during elections.