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Kogi lawmakers want junior WASSCE scrapped

Kogi House of Assembly has called for the abolition of the transition examination from the Junior Secondary School (JSS) to the senior class across the state.

The house made the call in a resolution issued following adoption of a motion calling on the state government to abolish multiple examination system being operated by the state Ministry of Education and its agencies.

The house member, Mr. Linus Eneche who moved the motion at plenary in Lokoja said the transition exam had no relevance and neither had any direct impact on the development of the students.

Eneche explained that the education ministry vested with the mandate of providing policy framework for smooth operation of the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions ought to take due cognisance of resources available to parents and guardians.

He decried the exploitative duplication of exams in secondary education in the state, “all in the name of preparing the students for WASSCE or NAPTEB.

“We have secondary examinations as the transition examination, mock exam, WASSCE by WAEC and NECO as well as promotional examination from SS2 to SS3. These examinations take place simultaneously, paid for and in most cases, not marked.”

Eneche revealed that the transition examination which was a duplication of the third term promotional examinations was introduced when the state government took over payment of WAEC fees as instrument for selection of candidates.

Source: Today Trending News

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