Lagos State has recorded an upsurge in this year’s Primary six placement test into Junior Secondary School 1 with a total number of 168,843 pupils from State-owned public schools and their private counterparts taking part in the test.
The test which held in 255 designated centres across the State was adjudged one of the best ever recorded by the State as question papers and answer scripts known as the OMR sheets were delivered by officials at the respective centres ahead of time.
Speaking on the exercise, the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Ganiyu Oluremi Sopeyin, who monitored the exercise stated that the exercise was successful, largely because the State government leveraged on past experience and proffered solutions that made the exercise successful.
“All these minor hitches were immediately addressed peacefully without harassment or molestation”, he said, adding that the upsurge recorded can be attributed to the renewed confidence in and the improved standard of public education in the State.
He reiterated government’s commitment to provide qualitative and quantitative education in a conducive atmosphere in the State, adding that, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode approved the employment of an additional 1000 teachers to further strengthen the education sector.
Dr. Sopeyin also expressed gratitude to all the State government officials who ensured the tests conducted were hitch-free.