SWITZERLAND, JUNE 16 – The Lagos State Government, through the State Examinations Board has announced the postponement of year 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The examination was scheduled to begin June 16 and end June 23, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
In a statement, Director of the Board, Mr. Supo Gbadegesin said, “In view of the prevailing situation of global pandemic virus called COVID-19 and the precautionary steps taken by the Lagos State Government to combat the deadly disease, Lagos State Examinations Board hereby notifies the general public, especially all duly registered Public and Approved Private Junior Secondary Schools in the state, that year 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) earlier scheduled to commence from Tuesday, 16th – 23rd June, 2020 has been postponed till further notice.”
Gbadegesin apprised that a new date will be announced as soon as school resume.
He, however noted that schools could still register JSS3 pupils for the examination online.