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Lagos begins pilot computer-based test for secondary school students

The Lagos State Government has commenced the pilot computer-based test with candidates seeking admission into its Junior Model and upgraded secondary schools.

The CBT started last Saturday with 18 pupils participating in the exercise.

The exercise, conducted by the state Examination Board, also had 8,682 others writing the regular Paper Pencil Test.

The Director, LSEB, Mr. Femi Hassan, said the decision to introduce the CBT was to reduce examination malpractice, as well as to prepare the pupils for the digital age.

The board, he added, would conduct the 2016 junior secondary school certificate examination using the CBT.

The commissioner, who commended the examination board for the initiative, added that the state government was planning to accommodate the increasing number candidates in future examinations.

“Today’s examination is better than last year and we will continue to improve in the shortest of time to attain success’’ she said.

The 15 Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are Model Junior College, Meiran; Vetland Junior Grammar School, Ifako Ijaiye; Model Junior College, Igbokuta; Civil Service Model Junior College, Igbogbo; Oriwu Model Junior College, Ikorodu; Government Junior College, Ikorodu.

Others are Model Junior College, Igbonla; Model Junior College, Agbowa; Model Junior College Badore; and Lagos State Junior Model College, Ojo.

Eva Adelaja Memorial Junior Secondary, Bariga; Model Junior College, Kankon; Government Junior College, Ketu, Epe; Epe Junior Grammar, Epe; and Badagry Junior Grammar School, Badagry.

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