Operational Guidelines for Schools’ sports
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT shall organize inter-house sports competition between 1st and 2nd terms of the academic session
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT shall set aside at least two days in a week as sport days
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT are expected to register and participate in Nestle-Milo Basketball championship
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT are expected to register and participate in Shell cup All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football championship
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT are expected to register and participate in Ken Imansuangbon football competition
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT must prepare athletes for Athletes of Hope competition
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT shall prepare athletes for All Nigeria Secondary Schools Sports Festival which is a bi-annual event
  • All senior secondary schools in the FCT shall be ready at all time to participate in any approved competition by the board or the Secretariat
Operational Guidelines on Establishing Clubs And Societies
  • The club/society must have approval for its establishment in any school from the FCT Secondary Education Board
  • It must be a club/society or NGO registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission
  • The club/society must have aims and objectives that will model the lives of the young students into becoming good citizens of the nation
  • The club/society must have a link to their bigger organization outside the school
  • The school authority is expected to appoint one or two teacher(s) coordinators
  • The club/society must have the constitution and abide by it
  • The club/society must be inaugurated by the officers from the main club/society outside the school and the FCT SEB desk officer, before they embark on activities
  • The club/society should have officers to pilot the affairs of club/society due elected. The positions of officers shall be:
    1. The President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Assistant Secretary
    5. Treasurer
    6. Financial Secretary
    7. Public Relations Officer (PRO I)
    8. Public Relations Officer (PRO II)
    9. Social Secretary
    10. Provost
  • The club/society must always submit an annual report of their activities for the year
  • All activities must be geared toward achieving the aims and objectives of education
Operational Guidelines on the Use Of School Facilities Preamble
The increasing demand for the use of FCT school facilities both government agencies and the public coupled with the damage caused to the facilities by these users has necessitated the management to evolve operational guidelines for the use of the facilities throughout the FCT schools. The school facilities range from school premises, halls, and school buses to classroom facility. Conditions for the use of facilities
  • Government/non-governmental agencies or organizations requesting the use of school facility shall forward an application to the Chairman (SEB) subject to the approval of the management
  • Non-governmental agencies (NGOs) or clubs/societies must be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  • The organizations/clubs/societies on approval must liaise with the school authorities
Operational Guidelines on Public Private Partnership(PPP)
The Bilateral and International Relations (BIIR) Unit of Co-curricular Division, SEB is saddled with the responsibility of securing partnership with National and International organizations in order to enhance the educational development of students and staff in FCT schools. Areas of partnerships:
  • Educational programmes sponsored by corporate organizations e.g. school debate, quizzes, national reading competition etc
  • Programmes sponsored by International organization e.g. British Council, UNESCO, American Embassy, JICA etc. These programmes allow for students exchange programmes. The board should therefore promote such progrmames
  • Partners with FCTA/Presidency for the involvement of FCT students and in the celebration of national days e.g. children’s day, Independence Day anniversary
  • Involvement with national and international organizations in the area of showcasing Nigerian cultural heritage and in the development of indigenous languages. This is an effective tool toward building ethnic/regional tolerance
  • Supervises the activities of school PTA, FCT PTA and NAPTAN. This is to encourage community participation in the development of education in the FCT as government alone cannot shoulder the business of education
Note: It is therefore a matter of policy for all FCT schools to be involved in the above mentioned activities/programmes.
All non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to hold educational programmes with the board must be properly registered and accredited with appropriate sections of the Co-curricular Division. Find attached criteria for registration
NGOs must work assiduously to access donor agencies funds for the benefit of education related service and programmes in FCT schools.


Operational Guidelines on the Composition Of The Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
In order to encourage community participation in the development of FCT schools, every school in the Federal Capital Territory shall have its own PTA, consisting of parents, guardians, sponsors and teachers of the students registered therein. The Central Parent Teacher Association (CPTA)
The Chairman and treasurers of PTAs plus the academic heads of the schools and educational institutions in each local government Area or Area Councils as is the case with FCT. The Local Education Administration and such other educational agencies shall be represented in all their meeting but shall have no voting rights. State Parent Teacher Association
The Chairman, treasurers and secretaries of all the central parent teacher associations of local government, education districts throughout each state shall constitute the state parent teacher associations of the state. The ministry of Education and such other educational agencies shall be represented in all their meetings but they shall neither vote nor be voted for. National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN)
All state PTA chairmen, treasurers and general secretaries plus not more than five observers from each state except the hosting state which may exceed five (5) observers to receive the delegates, shall constitute the national body. The FME and other educational agencies shall be represented without voting rights. Operational Guidelines on the Use Of School Buses
Students/official use: FCT students have been benefiting immensely from the services of the buses for the following:
  • Sporting activities: Buses are used to convey students for sporting activities like shell cup football competition, Nestle-Milo Basketball, National/state athletics competitions as well as various schools inter-house sports competitions.
  • Schools based programmes: Buses are used to convey students for school based programmes such as club/societies, cultural, seminars and workshop programmes
  • Students excursion: The buses are used for students’ visits to interesting places within and outside FCT for academic excursions
  • National/International engagements: The buses are often released by the management to convey students for programmes such as independence celebrations, world Aids Day, World population, Carnival etc
  • FCT SEB use: The buses through the approval of the Chairman (SEB) serve the board for the purpose of proper and effective monitoring of school activities within the territory
Appointment of school Vice principals
The officer to be appointed as vice principal:
  • Must have attained the GL 12-14, and have been in service for not less than 7 years
  • Supervision of school administrators
Operational Guidelines on Science & Technology education
  • Monitor and assist in the teaching of science in schools
  • Suggest appropriate equipment to be used in the teaching of science
  • Co-ordinate international and local science competitions
Operational Guidelines on Special needs education
The Special Needs Education Unit in line with National Policy on education performs the following functions
  • Implementation and co-ordination of special needs education in our schools
  • Assists in the identification and remediation of students with special needs
  • Co-ordinates workshops, seminars and organizes same for teachers
  • We assist in the teaching of English and Mathematics for improve performance of students by identifying students with (special needs) many challenges
  • Encouragement of students with exceptional and talented students
  • Counselling services for parents of children with special needs