The federal government has barred SS 1 and SS 2 children from competing in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination ( WASSCE ) and the National Examination Council at unity schools across the country (NECO).
The revelation was announced in a circular sent to unity schools on Friday by Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, the federal ministry of education’s director of senior secondary education.
The students are also forbidden from taking the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, according to the directive (NABTEB).
The decision became necessary, according to the ministry, because such pupils found it difficult to “settle down on serious studies” after discovering they already have results before reaching SS3.
Any SS1 and SS2 students found to have taken the mentioned tests will be expelled from the school, according to the statement.
“The ministry’s attention has been directed to SS1 and SS2 students’ flagrant contempt for its direction on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, and NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students,” the statement stated.
“Students that participate in the practice have a hard time focusing on serious schoolwork. They become obnoxious and prevent other pupils from attaining their objectives.
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.
“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.”
Ben Bem Goong, the ministry’s director of press and public relations, also confirmed the development to TheCable Lifestyle.
“Yes, it’s true. The reason is because when some of these SS1 and SS2 students make their results, they become a major nuisance to the entire school,” he said.
You know how students can behave when they know that whatever happens, they already have their result.”
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