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NECO Registrar condemns high level of examination malpractice in the north

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The Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, has revealed that malpractice is rampant in northern states.

Wushishi said in the past five years exam malpractices cases have been very high in Bauchi, Borno, Kano, and Kebbi states.

The Registrar said this during the 2021 Biennial National Conference and AGM of the Association of Model Islamic Schools on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

NECO Registrar condemns high level of exam malpractice in the north

Registrar condemns high level of examination malpractice in the north

He said the states where there were high levels of examination malpractices were mostly in the North.

“In 2016, Bauchi (8.17%), Kaduna (6.20%), Kano (5.51%), Plateau (5.31%), and Sokoto State (8.87%) experienced high level of examination malpractice” he said.

“In 2017, Bauchi (10.79%), Kebbi (16.06%), Borno (7.87%) and Kano (7.29%) states featured prominently in high level of examination malpractice.

“In 2018, Kano (12.45%), Kebbi (10.71%), Gombe (5.40%) and Zamfara (5.14%) states were more involved in examination malpractices.

“In 2019, Bornu (13.08%), Kano (11.70%), Kebbi (8.67%), Taraba (5.04%) and Yobe (6.56%) states had high level of examination malpractice.



“Similarly, in 2020, Adamawa (18.51%), Bauchi (7.88%), Kaduna (6.87%), Kano (7.88%) and Katsina (18.01%) states had high level of examination malpractice.

“In the five years under study, Bauchi, Borno, Kano and Kebbi States featured prominently in the high level of examination malpractice.

According to the boss, aiding and abetting, copying foreign materials, collusion and double scripts were rampant over the last five years.

He also said examination malpractice is responsible for the lowering of educational standards in the educational system in Nigeria, adding that it has the potential of making the nation’s educational institutions produce quacks and inferior manpower as graduates.

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