NGO petitions minister, police, EFCC over NECO exam malpractice

The Exam Ethics Marshal International
(EEMI), has petitioned the Minister of
Education, Inspector General of Police,
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) over the 2015 National Examination
Council examination malpractice.
This development is contained in a statement
signed by Mr Anthony Eromosele, the Head
Public Relations, EEMI, an NGO and made
available to the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
It said that the petition asked for the arrest
and prosecution of members of the Exam
Fraud Syndicate.
The statement said that the syndicate
perpetrated mass cheating at the 2015 NECO
May/June exams at NOBOS Secondary School,
“The purpose of the petition is to draw
attention to the report published by Punch
Newspapers on Nov. 8 regarding the exam
malpractice syndicate.
“Our request is for members of the syndicate,
who were mentioned in the report to be
apprehended and prosecuted in line with the
anti-corruption policy of Mr President.’’
It stated that the special exam centres or exam
miracle centres were schools being used by
exam fraud syndicates as fronts for mass
The statement added that these exam centres
were called miracle centres because they
guaranteed students good results in
connivance with corrupt school and exam
It said that such practice had virtually
destroyed public exam systems conducted by
exam bodies such as the West African
Examination Council, Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board, among others.
The statement stated that copies of the
petitions had also been sent to the national
headquarters of NECO.
A NECO official, who spoke with NAN on the
allegation of exam malpractices, said that the
examination body had started investigating
the case to ascertain the veracity of the
The official, who pleaded anonymity, said that
the organisation learnt about the case from a
newspaper report and started the
investigations based on that.