The Federal Executive Council has approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, after the Council meeting, which was led by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday.
Adamu, who was with the Minister of Information and Culture; Lai Mohammed; and Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, explained that the recent disturbances as a result of the protests were the reason the ministry postponed the examinations.
He said, “Today, the Federal Executive Council approved the award of the contract for the printing of examination materials – both sensitive and non-sensitive. The contract is worth N2.9 billion.
The contract, which was awarded to a group of eight printers, was meant for materials of the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance.
This came barely 2 days after the examination body had put on hold all her 2020 school certificate activities due to the curfew and closure of schools in some parts of the country.
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