The National Examinations Council, NECO, has said that the results of entire candidates who wrote the ongoing examination in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna, would be cancelled if the malpractice proclamations against some candidates are confirmed.

In addition, the examination body also threatened that the school would be derecognised and all officials involved in the act will be charged in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.

NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, said in a statement:

“The Authorities of Signature Television had on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 alerted the National Examinations Council (NECO) of some infractions at one of the examination centres, Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna with Centre Number (0140721) that may lead to malpractice during the just concluded 2020 SSCE (Internal).

“Based on the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, it swung swiftly into action by: flagging the centre, identifying and isolating all the candidates’ scripts for scrutiny.

“Following this action, the Council constituted an Administrative Committee to investigate the allegation in order to enable the Council take appropriate actions.

“If found culpable, the entire results of the candidates will be cancelled, the school will be derecognized and those examination officials involved in the act will be prosecuted in accordance with the Examination Malpractice Decree 33 of 1999.

“The Council wishes to commend the authorities of Signature Television for their interest in ensuring the sanctity of public examination and enjoins stakeholders to emulate this gesture,” Azeez said.

Kano State Government has approved November 16 as resumption for secondary school students (Junior and Senior students) in both public and private schools in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, on Saturday, made this announcement in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Kano by the Public Relations Officer of the ministry Aliyu Yusuf.

He announced that all  JSS-1 and SS-1 students in boarding Schools should resume on Sunday, November 15, while those in the Day schools should resume on Monday, November 16.

“The pupils of Primary schools 1-6 should also resume fully from Monday, November 16, as against the earlier directives that categorize dates for their going to school,” he said.

He called on the parents whose children are in those classes to comply by returning them on the slated dates.

The commissioner then directed the Directors/Principals and other stakeholders to be prepared for the resumption exercise.

It could be recalled that the students of JSS-1 and SS-1 were directed to stay at home for five weeks.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU and those of the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU on Monday shut down the main campus of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo over the inability of the Lagos State government to pay them the N30,000 monthly minimum wage.

This shut down denied the Vice Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, workers and the students entry into the institution premises, who were hoping to resume normal academic activities after closure for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The workers failed to accept the plead of the Vice Chancellor.

According to report reaching TPN, the protest was as a result of the failure to fulfill the promise made by the Lagos State Government on increment in salaries.

It was also gathered that the promise has been made over a year ago.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced September 14 as the resumption date for tertiary institutions.