Maryam Abeeb, Abuja
About 11,879 primary six pupils sat for the 2019 Paper Pencil Test (PPT) entrance examination into the Lagos State Model Colleges and upgraded junior secondary schools in 43 centres across the state.
According to report, the pupils were tested in English Language, Verbal Aptitude, General Paper, Mathematics, Quantitative Aptitude and Primary Science.
The candidates were divided into two batches in each center to write the examinations with each batch lasting two hours each.
The schools monitored by government officials and journalists include: Government Senior College, Iyana-Ipaja; Keke Senior High School, Ijaye Housing Estate, Ijaye, and Agidingbi Junior Grammar School, Ikeja.
Mrs Folashade Lediju, Director, Administration and Human Resources, Lagos State Ministry of Education, said the placement test was smooth and hitch-free in all the 43 centres.
She told journalists when the monitoring team stopped by at the Keke Senior High School within Ijaye Housing Estate, Ijaye, that the government provided conducive classrooms for pupils to write the examination.
She said that this was because the state government had zero tolerance for examination malpractice and had randomised both questions and answers to prevent cheating in any form.
“From the little I had seen this morning in the three schools we had monitored, we saw that everything was in order.
” Each of our answer sheets which we referred to as the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) has the picture of each candidate, his or her examination on number and name on the sheet giving to each of them. So, there will be no need for mix-up.
“We have ensured that the questions are also randomised, there is no room for unnecessary malpractice.
“We ensured that we all started the examination at 9:a. m. , in all the 43 centres across the state.