10,289 candidates seek admission into model colleges

Oluranti Adebule, Lagos State Deputy Governor

Oluranti Adebule, Lagos State Deputy Governor

No fewer than 10,289 candidates on Saturday sat for the Lagos State 2016 screening test into the 15 Junior Model Colleges and Upgraded Secondary Schools in 28 centres across the state.

Mr Adesina Odeyemi, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, disclosed this to newsmen after monitoring the exercise.

Odeyemi was accompanied by the Director, Lagos State Examinations Board, Mr Oluwafemi Hassan to monitor the examinations across the state.

They visited Government Junior Grammar School, Iyana-Ipaja, CBT centre at the Examination Board Complex and Vertland Junior Model College, Agege, Lagos.

Odeyemi expressed satisfaction in the smooth conduct of the examination at the centres visited.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is an improvement compared to the 8,900 candidates that sat for the test in 2015.

The permanent secretary said the examination was conducted both in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) mode.

He said that 54 out of the candidates sat for the computer mode, while the rest sat for the PPT.

He said more pupils sat for the CBT mode this year compared to 17 candidates who opted for the CBT pilot scheme in 2015.

“We have not done badly in the conduct of the examination, some centres started early, while a few others started late due the late arrival of candidates.

“Generally, it was a well conducted examination, but the observations and complaints from some parents will be look into and be corrected in future examinations.

“The number for the CBT mode is increasing because of the awareness in schools; it also shows that parents too are embracing ICT.

“Government will continue to invest in education and train our children acquire ICT knowledge from kindergarten.

“Candidates will be placed in schools according to the cut- off marks,” he said.

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Source:: PM Newspaper