The Oyo State government has conducted the 2022 competitive entrance examination for about 4,545 candidates seeking for 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 at the two Computer-Based Centres in Ibadan metropolis, namely: The Polytechnic Ibadan CBT Centre, Sango and Yinbol College CBT Center, Orogun, Ibadan, described the exercise and the use of Information Communication Technology, ICT, as highly commendable.
Speaking after the exercise today, the commissioner reiterated that the process was geared towards enhancing a qualitative educational system in the state, as emphasised in the education policy of His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
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 commisioner confirmed that the examination was hitch free in all the Computer-Based Test Centres in the state, explaining that the few teething problems experienced in the early hours were promptly addressed.
This, he said, was caused, majorly by the inability of some candidates to use the computer properly.
However, the commissioner emphasised the commitment of the government to promote the use of technology at all levels of education in the state.
The honourable commisioner also expressed his happiness at the impressive turnout of the candidates, while equally commending the parents and guardians for their promptness.
Some parents who spoke with journalist expressed their delight over the exercise.