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Lagos cancels secondary school placement test resit

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The Lagos State government has announced the cancellation of resit examination of Secondary School Placement Test in the State, according to the Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi.

Odeyemi, who disclosed this at the end of a recent meeting of stakeholders in the sector, said the cancellation was necessitated by the fact that most candidates scheduled for the re-write of the examination failed to show up after the government has invested heavily in human and material resources to re-conduct the exercise.

He urged parents to groom their children properly for the placement examination since there would no longer be the re-sit of the placement test.

“It is very important to impress it on parents and teachers to groom their children properly for the examination to ensure success as re-sits of the failed papers have been cancelled”, he said, adding that anyone who failed the test will have to wait till the following year for another opportunity.

Odeyemi stated that the annual Placement Test which qualifies pupils for placement into State Secondary Schools will come up in the month of July 2017.


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