The Federal Executive Council (FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja has approved N4.5billion for printing of examination materials for the Basic Education Certification Examination, Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and National Common Entrance .
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed State House correspondents , said the printing contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.
According to the minister, the printing of the examination papers are for both sensitive and non-sensitive materials.
”Today, Council approved the award of contract for the printing of examination materials, both sensitive and non-sensitive.
”The contract is worth N2.9 billion. It 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.
”As you know because of the recent disturbances, we have postponed the examinations that have not taken place,” he said.