Lagos State Government has announced a one week postponement of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Year 2022 for Junior Secondary Students, JSS 3.
Consequently, the exam which was earlier scheduled to start tomorrow Wednesday June 1st will now start next week Wednesday June 8th 2022.
Gbadegesin Solomon, Director, Examinations Board, Lagos State, announced the postponement in a letter to secondary schools explaining that the postponement was to allow all the private and public schools to upload the bio-data of their candidates into the Board’s database.
He said: “ As of today Tuesday, 31st May, 2022, most of the Public Junior Secondary Schools have been issued their OMRs (Optical Mark Readers).
“However, most registered approved Private Junior Secondary Schools and a handful of Public Junior Secondary Schools have been issued PINs long time ago but are yet to upload the bio-data of their candidates into the Board’s Database, hence the delay in the printing of their OMRs.
“Consequent upon this, it is imperative that the Year 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination be rescheduled to accommodate these Schools, as the Board does not wish to deny the affected candidates the opportunity of taking the Examination.
“Therefore, the Y2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) earlier scheduled to hold from Wednesday, 1st June – Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 is hereby rescheduled to hold Wednesday, 8th June and end Wednesday, 15th June 2022.
“While regretting all inconveniences that may arise from the postponement, the Board hereby urges all affected Schools to ensure an immediate upload of bio-data of their candidates latest tomorrow Wednesday, 1st June, 2022 for their OMRs to be produced on or before Friday 3rd June, 2022.”