Lagos state exam board sets date for Placement Test re-sit

The Lagos State Examinations Board has announced Saturday, 22nd October 2016 as examination date for the year 2016 Placement Test Resit Examination for all affected primary six pupils in both public and private schools at designated centres in Lagos State.

A statement issued by the Director of the Board, Mr. Oluwafemi Hassan disclosed that the resit became necessary to afford more pupils the opportunity to partake in the examination for admission into Lagos State public secondary schools.

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Mr. Hassan, therefore, enjoined all affected schools to avail themselves of this opportunity as no complaint would be entertained after the expiration of the examination date.

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Similarly, the Lagos State Examinations Board has come up with the implementation of a new 9 + 1 subjects for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which would be effective from May/June 2017 in a bid to improve the State’s 6-3-3-4 policy on Education.

The new policy comprises five composite subjects plus four other single subjects, all compulsory and Arabic as optional. The subjects include English Studies, Mathematics, Nigeria Languages (Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo), Basic Studies, French Language and Arabic Language (Optional).

According to Mr. Oluwafemi Hassan the essence of the new policy is in response to global needs and with a view to fast-tracking the Nation’s technology attainment for skill acquisition and development.

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