Just In: Nigeria Government Bans SS1, SS2 Students From Registering And Taking NECO, WAEC, NABTEB Exams Nationwide

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned secondary school students, that were not in terminal classes from applying and sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, the National Examination Council, NECO, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, across the country.

According to a circular seen by Africhome News Team, the Director of Press, Ministry of education, Ben Goong, the federal government added that any student, particularly in public schools, not in the terminal classes found to have written the examination, henceforth, would be expelled from the school immediately, to serve as a deterrent to others planning to embark on such actions.

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The statement says further that the decision to restrict students in the Senior Secondary SS 1 and 11 classes from sitting for external examinations, was taken to maintain decorum and boost standards of education in school.

The statement noted that a circular has been issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to the Principals of the Federal Unity Colleges, while stating that findings revealed that many students in the SS1 and 11, that had earlier written external examinations, often returned to classes and distract their peers from learning.In the circular with no: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 and tagged: Students Writing External Examination in SS1 and SS2 classes, the federal government stressed that strict enforcement would be carried out to prevent contravention across the country

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