When the schools began for the 2023–2024 academic year in September of this year, 66,055 Primary Six students took the Common Entrance (Placement) Examination to enrol in Junior Secondary School (JSS1) classes in Kwara.A statement from Peter Amogbonjaye, Press Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, stated that the State Common Entrance Examination was administered in a peaceful manner throughout the State’s 16 Local Government Areas.
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, praised the way this year’s placement exam was conducted and tasked educators in the state with keeping up the good work to raise the state’s educational standards.She went on to reaffirm the state government’s commitment to reforming the state’s educational system.
Alhaji Abdukadir Sheu, the Director of the Curriculum and Assessment Department, also spoke and praised the calibre of this year’s placement exam.
In contrast to previous state administrations, he said, the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has done very well in the education sector, and for that reason, the state government should be applauded for adopting the brave decision to reform the industry.
Adebayo Idowu, a student who took the placement exam at Government Secondary School, Ilorin, expressed gratitude for the way the test was administered and prayed that they would achieve the cut score for the flagship school.