The Lagos State Education Commissioner, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has said the cut-off mark for the Entrance Examination into the JSS1 classes in its 16 junior model colleges and upgraded secondary schools for the 2020/2021 academic session would be very high as the state would have to admit fewer pupils to maintain COVID-19 protocols.
To this end she charged the candidates who took the Computer Based Test (CBT) option of the examination on Saturday to put their best into the examination.
Mrs Adefisayo, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Abosede Adelaja, at the flag-off of the entrance examination, also said the state would migrate fully to CBT by next year.
Addressing the first batch of the 47 candidates scheduled for the CBT examination on Saturday, Mrs Adefisayo said: “This year is peculiar so the cut-off mark is going to be very high because space for few. Try to put your best in this examination,” she said.
Regarding migrating the Examination fully to CBT Mrs Adefisayo said Lagos was the first state to conduct CBT at primary School level, starting from 2015 with 17 candidates. With the number growing to 210 this year, the Commissioner said it was evidence of the growing popularity of CBT. (Nation)