The Federal Ministry of Education, in a circular issued to principals of Federal Unity schools, across the country, has announced the ban of students in Senior Secondary School One and two, (SSS1 & SSS2), from applying for, and taking external West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations.
The circular with Ref. No: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16, signed by the Ministry’s Director, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, was communicated to the public, through the Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.
In the circular, threats were issued to students, who tried to disobey the new ‘law’ as communicated by the Ministry.
The circular reads,
“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.
“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.
“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.”