Common Entrance exam results out today
By Babatunde Olorunleke
Ondo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has again reassured that the result of the Common Entrance Examinations into Secondary Schools which was conducted on Saturday will be released today.
The assurance was given by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Rev. Akin Asaniyan while monitoring the accredited centres where the examination took place.
The centres visited included St. Peters Unity Secondary School, United Christ Apostolic Church secondary school, Oyemekun Grammar School, St. Dominic’s High School, Christ Apostolic grammar school, Omoluorogbo grammar school, Eji Oba high school and Fiwasaye girls Grammar School all in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The Permanent Secretary while reacting to the conduct of the examination said the ministry had prepared ahead to overcome all the challenges faced in the time past, pointing out that those challenges have been surmounted.
He said: “One thing we have achieved this year is that all the local government areas are now online and we have been able to deploy ICT to monitor the activities during the examination, so if there is any problem in Ose now we will be able to identify it”, he noted.
Asaniyan also said though, there were some students called irregular because they perhaps did not register before the closure of the portal but had to be accommodated. He said the result will be released in 48 hours after the examination, adding that with the system being used the result will be out latest by 6pm today or on Sunday, after the verification of the commissioner.
He however commended the pupils for orderliness and comportment during the examination, saying that there has tremendous improvement from the past.
“There is no distraction, this means that the teachers must have tutored them on what to do during examination, the teachers too deserve commendation for a job well done” he stated.
He applauded the Governor of Ondo state Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for his efforts in making available the fund needed for the conduct of the examination despite the economic challenges.
The Area Education Officer for Akure North Local government Mrs Oluwayemisi Lebi thanked God for the wisdom given to the staff of the ministry to be able to achieve a lot in the course of the examination.
One of the parents, Mrs Toyin Adetuyi lamented that the question papers arrived late.
She said, ” some of us brought our children as early as 7am hoping the examination would start by 8am but we waited endlessly till 9:30am before they could start, all in all the atmosphere was peaceful and free of rancour”.
Another parent Mr. Akinfenwa Ifedayo said the issue of irregular student is causing a lot of problem, he then advised the ministry to look for alternative centres for such students instead of adding them to regular ones, but he applauded the ministry for prompt response to various challenges during the exercise.
No fewer than 67, 650 pupils wrote the examination.