The Registrar, National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Promise Okpala, have said that the council is putting in place new strategies to tackle exam malpractice associated with sensitive materials such as questions papers.
Prof. Okpala lamented that malpractices is reducing the value attached to NECO certificates which made him to intensify efforts to ensure that the frauds are effectively checked.
“We are giving our staff the orientation that there are no go areas and when you misbehave, believe me there is no amount of begging that can let you off the hook.
Okpala said the council was plugging every loophole to ensure the attainment of global standards.
“Our biggest battle still remains localised leakage in examination centres, but we have put in place machinery that ensures we are always a step ahead of them.
“We are advising Nigerians not to fall into the traps of those that may claim to be in possession of our materials such as question papers before examinations.
“They are swindlers who are taking advantage of desperate people”, he said.