The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed 19 of its workers for forging their certificates.
Their dismissal was approved by the Governing Board of NECO after vetting the report of a Staff Certificate Verification Committee setup by the council at its 52nd regular meeting.
The Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The statement said the committee wrote the institutions some of the affected workers claimed to have attended and the institutions denied issuing them certificates.
It reads: “The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the dismissal of 19 staff from her service for certificate forgery.
“A Staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by the Management carried out its assignment diligently by inviting some staff with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which the affected staff attested that their certificates were forged.
“The committee also contacted the Schools and Institutions which the affected staff claimed to have attended and the Schools and Institutions denied having certificated them.