Richard Ginika Izuora
The Lagos State Examinations Board has postponed the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) earlier fixed for 1st June to 8th June, 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 disclosed that the BECE has now been rescheduled to commence from Wednesday, 8th June to Wednesday, 15th June, 2022 in schools of the respective candidates, adding 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.