NECO Indicts 93 Schools for Cheating, Blacklists 52 Supervisors
Professor Dantani Wushishi, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, made this disclosure during the results announcement. He stated that the implicated schools would be summoned for discussions, and appropriate sanctions would be imposed
In the results announcement for the 2023 Internal Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, the National Examinations Council (NECO) revealed that 61.60 percent of candidates achieved five credits or more, including English and Mathematics.
However, NECO disclosed that 93 schools were implicated in whole-school cheating, while 52 supervisors faced blacklisting for poor supervision and aiding exam malpractice.
Professor Dantani Wushishi, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, made this disclosure during the results announcement. He stated that the implicated schools would be summoned for discussions, and appropriate sanctions would be imposed.
The examination saw 1,196,985 candidates, consisting of 616,398 males and 580,587 females, along with 1,543 candidates with special needs, participate.
Regarding candidates with special needs, Wushishi noted, "The number of candidates with Special Needs is 1,542, which includes 913 candidates with hearing impairment, 162 candidates with visual impairment, 103 candidates with albinism, 61 candidates with autism, 149 candidates with low vision, and 154 candidates with adermatoglyphic, which are candidates with no fingerprints."
He further highlighted that 737,308 candidates, constituting 61.60 percent of the total, achieved five credits or more, and 1,013,611 candidates, or 84.68 percent, secured five credits without necessarily including English and Mathematics.
Concerning the schools involved in malpractice, Wushishi added, "In line with our resolve to identify and sanction erring schools and supervisors, 93 schools were found to have been involved in whole-school cheating. They will be invited to the council for discussion, after which appropriate sanctions will be applied."
Furthermore, 52 supervisors were recommended for blacklisting due to their involvement in poor supervision and abetting exam malpractice.
Wushishi concluded the announcement by officially releasing the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination Internal results to the public, allowing candidates to access their results on the NECO website.