NECO tackles exam malpractice with extra 8,000 biometric machines

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has acquired 8,000 new biometric machines to tackle impersonation in the conduct of its examinations.

Its board chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, stated this Friday while commissioning the new biometric machines at the council headquarters in Minna.

He also said 20 vehicles were also bought for the movement of examination materials to solve logistics problems faced by the council during examinations.

He regretted that impersonation by candidates had become a serious problem to the council, adding that the board had resolved to tackle the monster head-long.

Sadiq said the council had been in dire need of transport logistics and that “during the last examination, the council ran to INEC for assistance and the commission was kind enough to bail us out with 30 vehicles.”

In a remark, the acting registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana, thanked the ministry of education and the board members, saying the newly acquired facilities “will go a long way in enhancing the conduct of examinations by the council.”

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