By Orowo Victoria Ojieh
Lagos State Examinations Board has announced the postponement of the year 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) by one week.
The examination, otherwise known as the “Junior WAEC” which is for the JSS3 students in both the public and private second- ary schools in the state was earlier scheduled for between Wednesday, June 1 and June 8 will now take place from Wednesday, June 8 to Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
A statement signed by the Director, Lagos State Examinations Board, Mr. Supo Gbadegesin, said the postponement was due to the inability of some registered Approved Private Junior Secondary Schools to upload the bio-data of their candidates for the printing of their Optical Mark Readers (OMR) Sheets.
Gbadegesin added that by Tuesday, 31st May, 2022, most of the Public Junior Secondary Schools had received their Optical Marks Readers Sheet.
He pointed out that it was necessary to shift the dates of the examinations to accommodate other schools that were yet to upload the data of their candidates into the Board’s database so that the students would not be denied the opportunity to write the examinations.
The Director also noted that the postponement would further enable the Board to address some unforeseen logistic problems that recently arose.
While apologising for the postponement and any inconveniences it might have caused, Gbadegesin assured all stakeholders and concerned schools that the new dates remain sacrosanct. He said any school that now fails to comply with this directive does so at its own risk, according to him the board would not shift the exam dates again.