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FG bans SS1, SS2 students from taking external WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

THE Federal Government has banned students in senior secondary school one and two from taking external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.

The Federal Ministry of Education gave the announcement in a circular signed by the ministry’s director of senior secondary education Binta Abdulkadir to principals of federal unity schools.

The circular was confirmed by the ministry’s spokesman Ben Bem Goong today.

The government threatened to expel any SS1 or SS2 student who takes the exams.

The circular read, “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.”

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