By Saheed Ibrahim
Parents of primary and secondary school students in Ondo State have lauded the State government for extending registrations for the State’s examinations by one week.
Recall the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olufemi Agagu, last week said the extension became necessary given the harrowing experience of parents occasioned by the scarcity of naira notes earlier in the year.
In a statement signed by the Ministry’s Head of Information Unit, Olaoluwa Meshack, “Parents can still register their wards for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), SS 2 Joint Promotion Examination, Entrance Examination into Unity Schools and Common Entrance Examination into Public Secondary Schools (Placement Examination) till May 7, 2023”.
Reacting, the parents lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration for the decision, adding that the period would enable them to gather the needed resources for the examinations.
One of the parents, Mr. Kunle Adeolu, expressed optimism that the extension would give students more time to prepare adequately for the examinations, ultimately leading to better results.
Mr. Adeolu expressed hope that government would make adequate preparations for the examinations.
Another parent, Mrs. Kemi Lawal, said the extension was a great relief for her, adding that “it is important they postponed it because many parents are yet to heal from the naira scarcity as some of them couldn’t make any sales, but this extension will make things easier.”
In the same vein, Mrs. Jumoke Kingsley stated that “this extension will also give the government more time to prepare for the examinations.
She urged the government to continue prioritizing education and put in place necessary measures to ensure a safe environment for the students and their teachers.
“We trust that the government will continue to keep us informed of any updates regarding the examination registration process, and we will support them in whatever measures they take to ensure that our children are safe and secured,” she said.
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