The Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday revealed how Principals of two secondary schools allegedly diverted NECO fees paid by students.
Its Commandant, Lawan Bashir, told newsmen in Lafia that the affected students were of the Government Secondary School (GSS) Wakama and GSS Shekkina.
Bashir said the principals took the money from their respective school purse and converted to personal use even before the exams commenced.
He said the students and their parents/guardians never knew what was going on.
“It was after the examination started that the candidates knew that they had not been registered”, Bashir disclosed.
“Their parents promptly reported the diversion to the Area Inspectorate Offices of Education in the affected locations, who brought the matter to us.