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Imo, Zamfara Top 2013 NECO Exams Malpractice List

IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu

Imo and Zamfara states emerged with highest cases of examination malpractice in the 2013 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO).

Registrar of NECO, Professor Promise Okpala, disclosed this Friday while releasing the 2013 NECO result in Minna, the Niger state capital.

Professor Okpala, in a world media conference monitored by African Examiner, said Zamfara and Imo recorded 6.14 and 5.28 percent of the total examination malpractice cases recorded across Nigeria.

The Registrar further hinted that the Nigeria’s federal capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, and Bayelsa State were the lowest in examination malpractice with zero percent each, saying though, despite what was recorded, there was a significant reduction in exams malpractice last year, considering a record of only one percent of cases of malpractice in the overall result nationally.

The NECO boss said realising the mandate of conducting malpractice-free examination makes the responsibility more challenging.

“Because the conduct of the examination is one side of the coin and achieving integrity of the result is  another.”

The Registrar assured parents in the North-Eastern part of the Nigeria, that despite the insecurity challenges occasioned by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, their wards will sit for the examinations in this year’s May/June NECO exams.

 

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