The year’s placement test for admission into public secondary schools in Lagos State for the 2014/15 academic session will hold on Saturday, 5th July, 2014, in no fewer than 300 centers across the state, the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye has said.
She explained that about 140,000 pupils are expected to write the placement test adding that pupils are expected to obtain a 50 percent average scores in English and Mathematics in addition to 50 percent cumulative scores before they can be considered for admission into public secondary schools in the state.
Oladunjoye noted that the essence of the placement test is to test the ability of the pupils to cope with the rigours of academics at the secondary level, train and prepare them on how to sit and write examinations as well as ready them psychologically for secondary schools’ education.
The Commissioner pointed out that the introduction of the personalized Optical Mark Reader (OMR) system will go a long way in eliminating the incidence of examination malpractices as each answer sheet has been personalized for each candidate with his or her passport photograph boldly embolden on the answer sheet.
She also advised parents/guardians of candidates of private schools to verify their children’s registration details with the Lagos State Examinations Boards at Iyana Ipaja while parents/guardians of public schools’ candidates can verify details of their wards at the Local Government Education Area (LGEA), State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) or any of the six education districts in the state.