Students in Senior Secondary School one and two would no longer be allowed to apply for and take external West African Senior School Certificate Examination by the Federal Government.
They are also banned from applying for and taking the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.
This was contained in a circular issued to principals of federal unity schools by the Federal Ministry of Education.
The circular with number FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 was signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir.
The government warned that any SSS One and Two students who take the exams would be expelled.
According to the education ministry, this would help to maintain decorum and boost standards of education in schools.
The circular read, “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.
“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.”