Students in senior secondary school one and two are no longer permitted to take the external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, or the National Business and Technical Examinations, Board.
The announcement was made in a circular sent to principals of federal unity schools by the Federal Ministry of Education’s director of senior secondary education, Binta Abdulkadir.
Ben Bem Goong, the ministry’s spokesman, acknowledged the circular on Friday. Any SS1 or SS2 student who took the examinations was threatened with expulsion by the authorities.
“The ministry’s attention has been directed to the flagrant disrespect of its order on the writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, and NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students,” the circular stated.
“Students that participate in the practice have a hard time focusing on serious schoolwork. They become obnoxious and obstruct other students’ efforts to achieve their objectives”.
“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”.
“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”.
Meanwhile, The Federal Ministry of Education guaranteed that candidates who missed the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in the South East, will be given another opportunity to write the examination.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Sonny Echono, made this known while monitoring some examination centres in Abuja on Monday.
The ministry according to Echono will put modalities in place to ensure that the candidates in the South East who missed the examination are given other opportunities to write the examination.