Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has shifted the closing date for the registration of Internal Examinations for Primary Six and JSS3 students from Aug. 18 to Aug. 28, 2020.
The internal examinations consists of: 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Common Entrance Examination (CEE) and First School Leaving Certificate Examination (FSLCE).
Emmanuel Idenyi, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry revealed at a meeting with the leadership of All Nigerians Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Kogi chapter, on Wednesday in Lokoja.
According to him, the meeting was aimed reviewing the level of preparedness for the internal examinations in the state by all the relevant stakeholders.
Idenyi noted that the ministry had fixed Sept. 28 for the commencement of the BECE across the state.
He urged all exit class students sitting for internal examinations in the state to intensify effort on their revision and also ensure they registered on or before the new deadline.
”After series of appeals from ANCOPPS and relevant stakeholders, the ministry has no option but to extend the registration for all internal exams till Aug. 28, 2020, which includes: BECE, First School Leaving Certificate, and Common Entrance Examinations.
”The detail of the time table of the exams would soon be released, and there will be no further extension for the registration.”
The permanent secretary urged students, parents and schools’ heads of both public and private schools in the state to adhere strictly to the new development.
The State’s Chairman of ANCOPSS, Mr Robert Awodi, said that they visited the ministry to appeal for further extension of registration deadline by two weeks to pave way for more eligible candidates.
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