Oyo Govt release BECE timetable for public schools

The Oyo State Government has issued the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) calendar for the 2022/2023 academic session for public institutions in the state.

 Olusanjo Adeniyi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, made a statement on Friday.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by Rotimi Babalola, Director of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism, the timetable listed the dates and subjects for the examination, emphasizing that the action intends to ensure appropriate planning and preparation for the examination.

According to Adeniyi, “BECE will begin with Mathematics on July 24, 2023 and conclude with Business Studies/Oral Igbo and Oral Hausa language on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. The examination is set to begin at 9.00 a.m. daily across the state at all designated centers. BECE is an important assessment for pupils shifting from primary to secondary school.

 The announcement of the BECE timetable indicates the state government’s dedication to quality education and a uniform testing process. As a result, the state government has directed schools, teachers, and students to synchronize their study programs and revision plans properly.


UNILAG Alumni set up free tech programme for students

The University of Lagos Alumni Association’s Lagos State section has started a three-month technology program named the ‘GOS Up-skilled Initiative.’ The curriculum targets university students and focuses on topics such as product design, data analytics, web development, graphic design, and digital marketing. On Tuesday, the program’s opening ceremony was place in Afe Babalola Hall.

Senator Olarewaju Solomon Ganiyu, a significant sponsor, stressed the value of contributing back to the institution for the Alumni during the ceremony. He also advised the training participants to take use of the opportunity that had been presented to them. Senator Ganiyu thanked the Alumni Association for their work and emphasized the need of external support in improving educational institutions.

Professor Folasade Ogunsola, Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, congratulated the Alumni body and encouraged students to learn technical skills because they will be useful in the future. She emphasized that technology is progressively impacting various parts of life, and that people who are not technologically savvy may face difficulties in the future. Professor Ogunsola emphasized the importance of digital analysis and data generation in today’s environment, citing them as future job opportunities.

The Chairman of the UNILAG Alumni Association’s Lagos chapter highlighted the world’s growing importance of technology and its impact on society. He stated that the association’s participation in the training program seeks to equip students for the ever-changing technology landscape. Students were urged to take part fully in the classes since their progress would be reviewed and certificates would be issued upon completion.

Dimeji Lamiu, the Alumni Association’s Social Secretary, expressed the Alumni Association’s determination to support the institution of learning and the Vice Chancellor. Lamiu highlighted that the project was a way for them to give back to their alma mater and expressed their continued commitment to assisting the institution.

In addition to the training program, the Alumni Association stated that they would finance three UNILAG students who would represent Nigeria in the World University Game, demonstrating their dedication to the university and its students.


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