The federal government has banned students in secondary schools one and two from taking the West African Secondary School Certificate External Examination, the National Board of Exams and the National Board of Business and Technical Examinations .
This was in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to directors of schools in the federal unit.
It was entitled In the circular with the number: FME / DBSE / US / DOC / III / 16 and signed by the director of upper secondary education of the ministry, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir.
The circular was confirmed by press and public relations director Ben Bem Goong on Friday.
The government threatened to expel all SSS One and Two students who took the exams.
According to the Department of Education, this would help maintain decorum and improve educational standards in schools.
The circular read: “The attention of the ministry was drawn to the blatant disregard of its directive on (the) writing of external exams such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, NECO (SSCE) by students SS1 and SS2 .
“Students who are involved in the practice find it difficult to settle on serious studies. They become unruly and prevent other students from achieving their goals.
“Any student found to have passed any of the above exams in the SS1 or SS2 classes will be expelled from the college. All students must take these exams after being duly registered for the exam by the college.
“All Federal Unity College students must strictly adhere to the contents of this circular. And school principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the attention of all parents in the college.
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