Oyo State Government today conducted a Competitive Entrance Examination for about Four Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-five (4,545) candidates seeking admission into the Seven Science Schools and Igbo Elerin Grammar School in the State.
The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, who monitored the exercise in the two Computer-Based Centres in the Ibadan metropolis, namely: The Polytechnic Ibadan CBT Centre, and Yinbol College CBT Center, Orogun, Ibadan, described the exercise and the use of Information Communication Technology as highly commendable.
He reiterated that the process was geared toward enhancing a qualitative educational system in the state, as emphasised in His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde’s Education policy.
BARRISTER Abdu-Raheem explained that the registration of candidates for the examination was made free, in line with the Free Education Policy of the present administration.
The Honourable Commissioner confirmed that the Examination was hitch-free in all the Computer-Based Test Centres in the State. He explained that the few teething problems experienced in the early hours were promptly addressed. This was caused, the majority by the inability of some candidates to use the computer properly.
However, the Commissioner emphasised the commitment of the government to promoting the use of Technology, in all levels of education in the State
The Honourable Commissioner also expressed his happiness at the impressive turnout of candidates, while he equally commended the parents and guardians for their promptness.
Some parents who spoke with journalists expressed their delight over the exercise.
Among the encourage of the Honourable Commissioner are the Permanent Secretary, Ministry, Mrs Christianah Abosede Abioye and Directors.