185,000 students write Lagos BECE, entrance exams

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Over One Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand students of Lagos State Government owned schools on Monday commenced the 2019 Basic Examination Certificate Examination (BECE) for JS3 Students and the Entrance Examinations into State Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools.

The students across the State began sitting for the earlier postponed examinations for the 2019/2020 Academic session, which will run between Monday, 15th and Saturday, 27th July, 2019.

Addressing press men at an inspection of the BECE/ CBT Examinations, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Olatokunboh Adeleye led a monitoring team to assess the conduct of the Examination which took place simultaneously in all the Six Education Districts of the State.

Mrs Adeleye expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise and assured that results would be released in good time to enable successful students resume into their respective schools and classes at the beginning of the new academic session in September, 2019.

In her words, “JS3 students writing the BECE Examinations will be tested in 9 compulsory subjects and 1 optional subject (Arabic). The subjects include English Studies, Mathematics, Basic Science & Technology, Religion &National Value, French Language, Business Studies, Cultural &Creative Arts, National Languages (Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa) and Pre Vocational Studies”.

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She disclosed that Entrance Examination into Model Colleges has two papers, which are English, including General questions and Mathematics taken for 2 hours each, adding that the examination are in two versions: Computer Based Test (CBT) which will be taken by 127 registered students and Paper Pencil Test (PPT) which sits about 10,873 at the 43 designated centers across the State.

On admission into Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, the Permanent Secretary stressed that the requirements will be strictly based on candidates’ performance and vacancies in Schools.

She therefore urged parents and guardians to prepare their wards effectively for these examinations stated to hold daily and ensure punctuality to the venues.

EduCeleb.com recalls that the Ministry of Education shifted the dates for these examinations in its bid to replace the manual registration with e-Registration of candidates so as to further ensure a hitch free and transparent process, devoid of malpractices.

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