The Lagos State Examinations Board has announced that registration for the Year 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will commence from Monday, 14th January and end on Friday, 12th April, 2019.
It also said that late registration opportunities were slated to open on the 15th of April, 2019 and end on the 3rd of May, 2019.
According to a statement issued by the Board Chairman, Hassan Olufemi, all public junior secondary schools were requested to collect their PIN/ Customised Compact Discs (CDs) at their various Education District Headquarters.
For approved Private Junior Secondary Schools, they would collect theirs at the Examination Board after the payment of Six Thousand Naira (N6,000) to a designated office.
However, schools with Special Permission and SRI Report are expected to pay a sum of N9,500 (Nine Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) to the board.
It noted further that any late registration regardless of the status of the School (Public/Private) would attract a fine of N10,000 per candidate.
The statement implored all Proprietors, Proprietresses / Principals to contact the Lagos State Examinations Board for more details on payment, entry mode and registration process.
EduCeleb.com reports that BECE is a government conducted examination that qualifies junior school students for placement and promotion at the senior secondary schools. Successful candidates from it would proceed to the Senior school for 2019/2020 Academic Session.
Aside some Nigerian states conducting BECE, the National Examinations Council (NECO) also conducts its nationwide. Details of that are yet to be announced for the year.
In another development, we reported that the Federal Government had reduced the fees to be paid for the BECE conducted by NECO. From this year, candidates are expected to pay N9,850 as against the N11,350 paid in previous years for the nationwide examination.