The government of Nigeria has barred students of Senior Secondary School one and two from enrolling and involving in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.
The restriction was contained in a circular distributed by the Federal Ministry of Education to principals of federal unity schools across the country.
However, the federal government in the circular has threatened to sanction erring schools and principals.
According to the circular, the policy would help to maintain decorum and improve the standards of education in schools.
The government circular with no: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 was signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir stated;
“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.