The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the dismissal of 19 staff from her service for certificate forgery. According to the examination body in statement signed by its Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the management constituted a Staff Certificate Verification Committee that carried out its assignment with invitation of some staff with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which the affected staff attested that their certificates were forged.
The statement read, “) 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.”At its 52nd Regular meeting, the Governing Board of the Council vetted the report of the Certificate Verification Committee and approved the dismissal of the affected staff.” 
It would be recalled that the Governing Board had at its 17th Extra Ordinary meeting in November, 2019, also approved the dismissal of 70 staff for Certificate forgery.The Certificate verification exercise which is on-going is aimed at sanitizing the system.