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Federal Government approves N2.9 billion for printing of National Examinations’ materials

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N2.9 billion for the award of contract for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s virtual meeting of the council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers, adding that the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance.

Today Council approved the award of contract for the printing of examination materials both sensitive and non-sensitive and the contract is worth N2.9 billion.

“It was awarded to a group of eight printers. The materials are for the Besic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance.

“As you know, because of the recent disturbances, we have postponed the examinations that have not taken place,” he said.

Recall that the National Examinations Council, NECO, had announced on Sunday, that it has suspended its ongoing internal Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations, SSCE, indefinitely.

The council, in a statement by its Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, explained that the action was taken by its governing board, following the current turn of events in the country.


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