NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL DISMISSES 70 STAFF FOR CERTIFICATE FORGERY
“These dismissals are sequel to a report submitted by a management committee constituted to verify the certificates of staff,” the statement said, explaining that the certificate verification committee carried out its assignment diligently ”by inviting all staff with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which some staff actually attested that their certificates were fake”.
“The committee also contacted the schools and institutions the affected staff claimed to have attended and the schools and institutions denied having certificated them,” the statement said.
Penpushing further reports that, the council said the dismissal of the 70 staff is the first phase ”in the series of the on-going staff certificate verification exercises in the council”, adding that, “on completion of their assignment, the committee submitted its findings to NECO Management which also forwarded the same to NECO Governing Board.
The statement also explained that, at the Govering Board 17th Extra-ordinary meeting, the report was vetted and approved dismissal of the affected staff,” .