The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N2.9bn for the printing of examination materials.
Minister for Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made this known after the 21st FEC virtual meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
Adamu explained that the N2.9 billion was for the printing of materials for Basic Education Certification Examination, Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance.
“Today (yesterday), 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 (#EndSARS Protests), we have postponed the examinations that have not taken place,” he said