Federal Government Bans SS1, SS2 Students From Taking WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB


The Federal Government frowned at the practice of allowing SSS one and two students to take WASCCE, NECO and NABTEB. The government threatened to expel any SSS One and Two students who take the exams.

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The Federal Government has stopped students in Senior Secondary School one and two from applying for and sitting for the external West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the National Examination Council (NECO), and National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).


The development was contained in a circular issued to principals of federal unity schools by the Federal Ministry of Education.

The circular which was referenced: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 was signed by the ministry’s Director in charge of senior secondary education, Binta Abdulkadir.


The circular reads in part; “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.”

It further urged school authorities to keep the parents abreast of the development.

“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,” it added.


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