The National Examination Council (NECO) has hinted that Bauchi, Borno, Kano and Kebbi states topped the list of exam malpractice states in Nigeria.
Dantani Wushishi, the Registra of the Examination body made this known during the presentation of the Biennial National Conference and AGM of Model Islamic Schools titled ‘Consequences of Examination Malpractice: Closing the gaps and incentives for National Growth’.
According to Wushishi, Northern States have continued to feature prominently in the act of examination malpractice for the past five years.
He said “In 2016, Bauchi has (8.17%), Kaduna (6.20%), Kano (5.51%), Plateau (5.31%), and Sokoto state (8.87%) experienced high level of examination malpractice.
“In 2017, Bauchi (10.79%), Kebbi (16.06%), Borno (7.87%) and Kano (7.29%) states featured prominently in high level of examination malpractice.
“In 2018, Kano (12.45%), Kebbi (10.71%), Gombe (5.40%) and Zamfara (5.14%) states were more involved in examination malpractices.
“In 2019, Bornu (13.08%), Kano (11.70%), Kebbi (8.67%), Taraba (5.04%) and Yobe (6.56%) states had high level of examination malpractice.
“Similarly, in 2020, Adamawa (18.51%), Bauchi (7.88%), Kaduna (6.87%), Kano (7.88%) and Katsina (18.01%) states had high level of examination malpractice.