FG to print examination papers with N2.9bn

FG to print examination papers with N2.9bn

The Federal Executive Council has earmarked N2.9 billion for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The approval of the funds was granted at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 28.

 The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who spoke with state house reporters after the meeting, said the printing contracts were awarded to a group of eight printers.

 According to him, the materials are meant for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance. He added that “because of the recent disturbances, we have postponed the examinations that have not taken place.”

On his part, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Adamu Mohammed, disclosed that the council approved N1.6 billion for the rehabilitation of different roads located in the satellite towns of the FCT.

 He said the council approved N900 million to fix the roads in Gwagwalada Area Council while N719 million was approved for the Kwali Area Council rural roads.

 According to him, the Gwagwalada contract was awarded to Messrs Teleview International Nigeria Limited with a completion period of six months while that of Kwali was awarded to Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nigeria Limited also for a completion period of six months.

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