NECO Fires 19 Members Of Staff at 52nd Regular Governing Board Meeting

NECO Fires 19 Members Of Staff at 52nd Regular Governing Board Meeting

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NECO Fires 19 Members Of Staff at 52nd Resulted Regular Governing Board Meeting

The popular examination body in Nigeria called National Examination Councils ( NECO ) has fired 19 members of  staff due certificate falsification in the just concluded 52nd regular Governing Board meeting.

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 NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr Azeez Sani, said in a release on Tuesday that the dismissal was approved at the 52nd Regular meeting of the council.

He said, “The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council has approved the dismissal of 19 staff from her service for certificate forgery.

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.

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 ongoing, is aimed at sanitising the system.

According to the council on Tuesday, the NECO Governing Board approved the dismissal of the workers, going by the recommendations of a Staff Certificate Verification Committee which was constituted by the management.

The committee was mandated to carry out a screening by inviting some workers “with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which the affected staff attested that their certificates were forged.”
                                     
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