Kogi Assembly Calls For Abolition Of JSS-SSS Transition Exam

Kogi House of Assembly on Thursday called for abolition of the Transition Examination from Junior Secondary School (JSS) to Senior Secondary School (SSS) classes in schools across the state.

The assembly made the call in a resolution following the adoption of a motion calling on the state government to abolish multiple examination system being operated by the state Ministry of Education and its agencies.

Mr Linus Eneche (PDP-Olamaboro), who moved the motion at the plenary in Lokoja, said that the transition examination had no relevance and any direct impact on the educational development of students.

Eneche said that the education ministry, vested with the mandate of providing policy framework for smooth operation of the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, ought to take cognisance of resources available to parents and guardians.

He frowned at what he described as “exploitative duplication of examinations” in secondary education in the state “all in the name of preparing the pupils for WAEC, NECO or NAPTEB”.

“We have secondary examinations as the Transition Examination, Mock Examination, WAEC, NECO and Promotional Examination from SS2 to SS3.

“These examinations take place simultaneously, paid for and in most cases, not marked.”

Eneche said that the transition examination, which was a duplication of the third term promotion examination, was introduced when the state government took over payment of WAEC fees as instrument for selecting candidates.

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