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LAGOS STATE RELIEVES PARENTS’ CONCERNS ABOUT CBT EXAMS

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By Aishat Momoh. O.

The Lagos State Government, has assuaged parents’ and guardians’ concerns that education policies and changes, particularly in the use of technology as a learning aid and a method of assessment, will not deny any child of opportunities.

This was said by Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner, Ministry of Education, today at the Flag-off of the Computer Based Test (CBT) Entrance Examination for Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, which is being held at six venues across the State.

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Mrs. Adefisayo, advised parents not to be alarmed by the new approach because children are intelligent and the government’s efforts in the education sector are aimed at improving their future prospects.

The Commissioner stated, “We’ll do our best to guarantee that we give our kids the best possible support in achieving their objectives and aspirations.”

Mrs. Adefisayo, enthused that the launch of this examination is the first of its kind in the federation and is in line with Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Education Olu’s Administration’s and Technology agenda, adding that pupils will be able to attempt questions using computers and mobile devices.

According to the Commissioner, the government is making a significant investment in this program to reduce examination irregularities such as malpractices and missing results, among other limiting issues.

“There is no gimmick about this exam; the findings are instant, clear, and transparent, so parents should push their children to be tech-savvy,” she says.

She stressed that the Ministry had just revised the school’s curriculum and that ICT had been incorporated, and that taking this exam did not require a highly tech-savvy youngster, as pupils will simply click on the correct answers and submit at the end of the exam.

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