There are indications that The promotion exams into SSS 3 and Basic Education Certificate Exams, BECE, of JJS 3 in Ondo State public schools may be marred with exams malpractices as the exams did not start in many schools as scheduled in the timetable.
ROVING REPORTERS visited some secondary schools in akure ,the state capital and observed that as at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, teachers and students were yet to start the exams.
It was however gathered that some schools have started the exams in other areas of the state, such as Idanre and ifedore local governments.
Some teachers who spoke with ROVING REPORTERS expressed shock over the development,saying it has questioned the credibility of the two exams.
At St. Peters Secondary school, external invigilators arrived the school at exactly 1:12 pm while some schools have finished the first paper and expecting the second paper of the day.
A principal who spoke under the condition of anonymity said “ I think the government was not prepared for the conduct of the exams.
Now some schools have ended their exams while we await external invigilators for the first papers.
The implication is that with modern technology, there is likelihood that the questions are leaked among the students and you can not call this exam in the real sense of it.
Another issue is that we will have to be rushing those students to write the exams within few hours.
It is very unfortunate that it is in Ondo state that this is happening.
Look at Ekiti state, they have finished their own unified exams today (Thursday ) while we in Ondo state have not even got it right on the first day. ”
The commissioner for Education, Pastor Femi Agagu is yet to react to issues around hitches being experienced over the two exams.
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