Given the perennial embarrassing practice of misappropriating SSCE and BECE examination fees of students by some head teachers and examination officers, which pitifully prevent innocent students from writing the final examinations, it has become necessary to extend the cashless policy that the Ministry introduced three years ago to now cover all payments related to examinations.

Starting from this (2022/23) academic year, parents are required to personally pay directly into the account of the Ministry all examination fees and charges.

This includes:
1. SSCE examination fees
2. BECE examination fees.
The following details are to be written at the back of the bank teller or transaction receipt of the POS/internet banking/mobile banking facility through which the payment is made.

1. Name of Examination (BECE, NECO or WAEC)
2. Full Name of candidate
3. Index number (if any)
4. Name of school
5. Date of payment.

Then a copy of the teller will be taken to the Principal or Exam Officer of the candidate’s school for compilation and onward transmission to the Exams Office of the Ministry.

Private Schools paying the Ministry for SSCE token stamp charges will also do so for the collective number of their candidates through the same Account of the Ministry.

The Exams Account Number is ZENITH BANK 1222282661.

By this notice, all principals or exams officers are prohibited from collecting any cash from or on behalf of parents. Any parent who pays cash to any official does so at his own risk.

Mal. Jalaluddin Usman
Information Officer
1 November 2022


His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has approved the appointments of principal officers who will midwife the establishment of the new College of Education, Dass, for a period of a year. They are:
1. Dr. Mohammed Abdullahi Isiaku - Provost
2. Mal. Danjuma Shehu Usman - Registrar
3. Mal. Babayo Tata - Bursar
4. Mal. Lamido Mohammed Abdullahi - Librarian

Their appointment is with immediate effect.

Mal. Jalaluddin Usman
Information Officer
30 October 2022


Please find below details of the annual exam for admission into Bauchi State Merit (boarding) Schools for 2022/23 Session.

DATE: Saturday, 1 October, 2022.

TIME: The examination will start at 10am at each centre.

CLASSES: From JSS1 to SS2.

VENUES: Interested parents can send their wards to ANY of the following 20 centres:
1. GGAC Alkaleri
2. GGC Bauchi; GHUKUC; Saadu Zungur GDSS; GCDSS Bauchi
3. GSS Bogoro
4. GSS Dambam
5. GSSS Darazo
6. GSSS Dass
7. GSS Gamawa
8. GDSS Kafin Madaki
9. GDSS Giade
10. GDSS Itas
11. GAC Jama’are
12. GC Azare; GGC Azare
13. GDSS Kirfi
14. GSSS Misau
15. GSS Ningi
16. GDSS Shira
17. GDSS Tafawa Balewa
18. GSS Toro
19. GTC Gumau
20. GSS Warji
21. GSS Zaki
All candidates must clearly write their names, gender, LGA, present schools and present class. They must also come along with a passport photograph and a report sheet or any evidence of their schooling.

Jalaluddin Usman
Information Officer Ministry of Education Bauchi

As discussed with ES of various LEAs, any interested parent or school that wants to transfer a child or children to a boarding or day public school at SSS1 should apply to the Exams Director, Ministry of Education, Bauchi, attaching the list of children, their schools and their BECE index numbers by 20 August 2022. This announcement also covers all interested community junior secondary schools. Applications after the deadline will not be entertained.

Maikano Garkuwa Desk Officer, Basic Education
11 August 2022