The Federal Government has officially banned students in Senior Secondary School 1 and 2 from sitting for external exams in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.
It said the exams are for students in the Senior Secondary School 3.
The information was contained in a circular issued by the Ministry of Education to principals of the Federal Unity Schools.
“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 in the practice find it difficult to settle down on serious studies. They become unruly and distract other students from achieving their goals,” the circular read.
Government said henceforth, any SS1 or SS2 student caught sitting for any of the external exams would be expelled.
“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,” it read.