Nigerian govt approves N2.9bn for printing exam materials

Adamu Adamu, Nigeria's Minister of Education

The Federal Executive Council in Nigeria has approved the sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of materials for the upcoming Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), common entrance and basic education exams.

These funds are part of the appropriations to the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting which was held at the council chambers in Abuja on Wednesday.

Adamu noted that the contract will be handled by eight printing companies.

Meanwhile, FEC also approved N900 million for the rehabilitation of roads in Gwagwalada township and N719 million for the upgrade of roads in Kwali area council.

Both road projects have a timeline of 6 months each.

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