SS1, SS2 students banned from taking WAEC, NECO, NABTEB

Peoples Gazette

By Adefemola Akintade

The Federal Ministry of Education says SS1 and SS2 students taking final year exams become unruly in schools and distract other students.

The Federal Government has barred senior secondary school students 1 and 2 from sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).

The Federal Ministry of Education directed principals of unity schools to expel senior students who sit for external examinations before SS3 class, as they could distract other students from achieving their goals.

This was contained in a circular signed by Binta Abdulkadir, Director, Senior Secondary Education at the education ministry and distributed to principals of unity schools.

The ministry said the ban was necessary to uphold the standard of education in the country.

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…

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