Ogun Conducts Exams for Over 20,000 Pupils into Secondary Schools
Massive Turnout as Government Screens Pupils For Ogun Boarding Schools.
More than 20,000 pupils in Ogun State took part in the entrance examinations conducted by the State government into 33 public secondary schools with boarding facilities across the state.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo made this known when she led a delegation of the management staff of the Ministry of Education, Science Technology to monitor the exercise.
Mrs Soyombo explained that admission into the schools would be based on merit while those not accommodated would be placed in schools without boarding facilities ahead of their resumption for the 2020/2021 academic year.
She gave the assurance that necessary facilities had been put in place by the government for effective teaching and learning and solicited the support of parents towards encouraging the pupils to take advantage of the system to maximize their potential.
In the same vein, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Abosede Ogunleye sought the commitment of all stakeholders, especially the pupils, parents and teachers in the efforts to close the academic gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs. Ogunleye expressed optimism that all school administrators were ready to resume academic activities with immediate effect and commended the government for giving the required support to the Ministry and other relevant bodies to function effectively.