Department of State Services (DSS) has been urged by the National Examinations Council (NECO) to check malpractice in the conduct of the Council’s examination.
The Chairman, Governing Board of NECO, Dr. Abubakar Saddique, who led the Acting Registrar and other management teams on a visit to the Director-General of DSS in Abuja, stated that such would ensure the credibility of the Council’s examination.
Saddique said they have attempted severally aimed at checking examination malpractice, but noted that without an adequate security architecture, such measures would not yield the desired result, is the biometric capturing of candidates to check impersonation at examination centres.
He, therefore, begged the DSS to strengthen their collaboration with NECO so that any form of malpractice before, during and after the conduct of the Council examination.
According to a statement made available to newsmen, the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Gana, recounted some reforms introduced by the commission for effective testing of students.
Gana noted that NECO has enjoyed the full support and co-operation of DSS.
He listed that the DSS supported NECO through the provision of covert operations which had helped in reducing the incidence of examination malpractice.
He opined that “the world is experiencing rapid changes resulting from rapid development; these changes revolve around two major phenomena of emerging Technology and Globalization”. According to him, while these two phenomena have their advantages, they also come with disadvantages, especially when abused resulting in the scourge of examination malpractice assuming a global dimension.