FG Moves To Strengthen Implementation Of 6-3-3-4 Education System

The Federal Government has directed the new National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) to take urgent steps to reposition the senior secondary level of education for effective implementation of the 6-3-3-4 education system in Nigeria.

The 6-3-3-4 system provided for disarticulation of Senior Secondary Education from Junior Secondary Education. But while the Junior Secondary component is classified under Basic Education and enjoys regulatory oversight and intervention from Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), the Senior Secondary level had no regulatory body.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, speaking at the inauguration of the Governing Board of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC). on Thursday, in Abuja, said the scope of NSSEC “is now restricted to the senior secondary level taking cognisance of the existence of UBEC which regulates the junior secondary level.”

Adamu noted that the National Secondary Education Commission Act 47 of 1999 CAP. N. 73, LFN 2004 was enacted to oversee the affairs of secondary schools in Nigeria, adding that the Commission was restored in 2019 and it commenced operations with the appointment of the Executive Secretary in June 2021.

He charged the Commission to reposition Senior Secondary Education in the country, saying the Commission is saddled with the responsibilities of prescribing the National Minimum Standard, promoting and regulating senior secondary education both in public and private schools as well as providing financial intervention for states.


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