Kogi Commissioner Warns NECO Supervisors Against Temptation of Monetary Gifts, Exam Malpractice

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Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Wemi Jones has warned National Examinations Council (NECO) supervisors and area evaluators against compromising the integrity of the state educational system.

Jones gave the warning in Kabba on Friday while addressing NECO supervisors and Area Educator Evaluators from Kabba-Bunu, Ijumu, Mopa-muro, Yagba West, and Yagba East LGAs during the 2024 annual NECO briefing at St. Augustine College, Kabba.

He also informed the supervisors and evaluators about the new examination law in the state, underscoring the government’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

Warning against the temptation of monetary benefits to allow cheating in exams, the commissioner cautioned all individuals involved to uphold the integrity of the examination process.

He made it clear that any individual caught engaging in malpractice would face prosecution.

Hon. Wemi Jones emphasized the commitment of Governor Usman Ododo to education, highlighting the timely payment of teachers’ salaries from primary to secondary schools since assuming office.

Additionally, he said government incentives, including palliatives, were being extended to teachers irrespective of their political affiliations.

Hon. Wemi Jones further revealed that similar briefings were being conducted across the state as part of a nationwide practice.

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