The National Examinations Council (NECO) has expressed readiness to root out incidents of examination malpractice in all its examinations by deploying officials of the Department of State Services and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to examination centres.
In a statement made available to journalists on Monday, the Registrar /Chief Executive of the examination body, Professor Ibrahim Wushishi, was quoted to have made this known at a one-day sensitisation workshop on examination malpractice in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The NECO boss also called for concerted efforts to address the problem.
Speaking on the theme of the workshop, ‘The Role of Education Stakeholders in Tackling Examination Malpractice in Nigeria,’ Professor Wushishi said there was urgent need to curtail the problem to ensure all-round development of the country.
Speaking further, the NECO boss said the Council had rolled out several measures to check the problem of malpractice in the conduct of all its examinations.
He listed the measures to include; “Effective conduct of accreditation and re-accreditation exercise in schools, biometric data capturing of candidates to check impersonation of candidates registered for examination and to help identify ‘miracle centres’ where examination malpractice are perpetrated.