Over 500,000 to Sit for Maiden Unified Primary Examinations0
No fewer than 542, 446 pupils across 1,492 primary schools in Ogun State will, on Monday, commence sitting for the maiden common examinations, the Unified Primary Examinations, in the state.
All primary school pupils from primary one to six will be tested in eleven subject areas during the second term 2012/2013 Unified Examinations, which would last four days.
The Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Mufutau Ajibola, disclosed this on Thursday during a sensitisation visit he and other officials of the Board paid to the Ansar-Deen Nursery and Primary Schools in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government and Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area, respectively.
Ajibola, who addressed primary school head teachers during his visits to schools in the two local government areas added that 1, 286 nursery and kindergarten pupils would also participate in the unified examination.
He stated that arrangements had been concluded by the Board for the conduct of the exam for nursery and primary school pupils in the state.
Ajibola noted that the purpose was to get the best out of both the pupils and their teachers.
He stressed that the Unified Primary Examinations would be a test-case in the history of SUBEB in the state, adding that the common examinations started in the secondary schools in Ogun about a year ago.
“I’m pleased to see you today, especially for what concerns us about the welfare of our pupils in Ogun State because this is the first time of having a unified examination for all the primary schools in Ogun State. We are going to start the examination on Monday 18 and the exam will run for four days. The reason for our coming out today is to sensitise both the teachers and pupils in the art of writing common examination which is the Unified Primary Examination.
Source: Punch Newspaper