Lagos Suspends Basic Education Certificate Examination

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By Adedapo Adesanya 

The Lagos State Government has announced the suspension of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), mainly for JSS 3 candidates.

The announcement was made on Monday, June 15 in a statement signed by Mr Supo Gbadegeshin, Director of the Lagos State Examination Board.

The BECE was originally scheduled to kick start from Tuesday, June 16 to 23, 2020 for candidates in Junior Secondary Schools (JSS3) in public and approved private schools across the state.

According to the body, the decision was taken in view of the prevailing situation of global pandemic virus called COVID-19 and the precautionary steps taken by the Lagos State Government to combat the deadly disease.

“Lagos State Examinations Board hereby notifies the general public, especially all duly registered Public and Approved Private Junior Secondary Schools in the state, that year 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) earlier scheduled to commence from Tuesday, 16th – 23rd June, 2020 has been postponed till further notice”, Mr Gbadegeshin said.

He, however, noted that the reopening of schools will be communicated when necessary measures have been put in place to safeguard the lives of students.

“As soon as the state government issues directives on the re-opening of schools, the new dates approved by the appropriate authorities shall be communicated to all stakeholders,” he said.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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