FG approves N2.9bn for exam paper printing

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

FEC at a virtual meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who was accompanied by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.

The materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance Examination.

“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”, the Minister said.

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