The National Examinations Council (NECO) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are to partner to check incidents of exam malpractice during the conduct of the council’s Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
In a statement signed by the head, Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani, the chairman, Governing Board of NECO, Dr. Abubakar Saddiq had led a team on a courtesy visit to NSCDC where the partnership was initiated.
Dr. Saddiq claimed the collaboration would go a long way in ensuring the credibility of the Council’s examination and strengthen the existing relationship between the two organisations.
He explained that the Council has put in place measures aimed at checking examination malpractice and
Dr, Saddiq also enjoined personnel of NSCDC to brace up for new challenges that may emerge during the conduct of SSCE.
Also present at the courtesy visit was the Acting Registrar, NECO, Mr. Abubakar Gana.
Gana explained that the exam council had enjoyed the services of NCDC without any hindrance for over a decade.
“We want this collaboration to be strengthened to ensure there is security in all our examination centres across the country”.
The Commandant General, NSCDC, Mr. Abdullahi Muhammadu, in his response pledged his agency’s continued support in the provision of adequate security at examination centres to ensure the credibility of NECO results.
“We will take NECO assignment as one of our critical mandate”.
He commended NECO for its ability to conduct credible examinations over the year and gave assurance that his personnel will ensure that an atmosphere of peace prevails in and around all examination centres across the country.