About 128,149 candidates representing 88.14 percent, who sat for the 2016 Lagos State Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE, passed.
Nigerian Pilot reports that the BECE and Placement Test is to qualify primary school pupils into State Junior Secondary Schools.
The improved result shows that effort by the Lagos State Government to raise the standard of education is yielding fruits.
The Director, Lagos State Examination Board, Mr. Olufemi Hassan, who gave a breakdown of the population of students who participated in the examination, noted that out of the 145,393 candidates that enrolled for the test, 77,982 representing 53.64 percent were from public schools, while 67,411 representing 46.36 percent were from private schools.
He explained that candidates who failed English, Mathematics or both are to re-sit the failed subjects in line with the Basic Education Certificate Examination policy, adding that the re-sit will take place on September 29 at designated centres to be announced later.
Hassan urged principals of the public junior secondary schools to collect their BECE results through their respective tutors general/permanent secretaries, while representatives of private schools should collect theirs at the Lagos State Examinations Board, Iyana-Ipaja.
The private schools’ representatives will be required to show evidence of their students’ registration for the examination.
In the same vein, a total of 168,386 pupils of public and private primary schools registered for the 2016 placement test into public secondary schools. Out of this figure, a total of 146,976 participated in the examination out of which 125,589 representing 85.45 percent scored 50 percent and above, while 21,387 (14.55%) failed the examination and would have to re-sit.
Head teachers of public primary schools are enjoined to collect their schools result for placement test from the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, while their private counterparts are to collect theirs at the Lagos State Examinations Board after showing evidence of proper registration.

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