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FG Bans SS1 And SS2 From Writing WASSCE And NABTEB

It has been reported that the Federal Government has banned students in Senior Secondary School one and two from applying for and taking external West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB.

This was reportedly disclosed in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to principals’ of federal unity schools, and signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir.

The circular was confirmed by 

Confirming the development, the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, said that, “Yes, that is true. It is aimed at making them concentrate. You also know that it is not the right thing to do.”

He added that, “It is not about whether private or public. We are after class. The aim for doing that is clear.”

According to the circular, “The ministry’s attention has been drawn to the flagrant disregard to its directive on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students.”

It added that, “Students who are involved in the practice find it difficult to settle down on serious studies. They become unruly and distract other students from achieving their goals.”

It warned that, “Any student caught to have written any of the above examinations in SS1 or SS2 classes will be expelled from the college. All students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.”

The circular continued that, “All students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college.”

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