Good news for all parents and junior students of all secondary schools in Lagos state. It is said that many disappointment is a blessing. And indeed the extension of the junior secondary Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) registration extension is a blessing for so many parents who by this time had no money to register for the examination for their children.
So what about the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)? The point is that there has been a shift in the arrangement of things in junior secondary school registration. The Lagos state government has extended the deadline for the registration of the BECE. And it will interest you to know the new deadline so that you will not miss out on the new deadline
Therefore, in this article, we are going to give you full details of the latest happenings as per the registration, when the deadline has been shifted, why it was extended to a later date, and the impact of the extension on the students whether good or bad.
What is the Basic Education Certificate Examination?
The BECE is popularly known in Nigeria as junior WAEC. This is an examination that is written by junior students after they must spend three years in junior secondary. The examination is written to qualify such students for admission into the senior secondary in Nigeria. And it is administered by the Ministry of Education of different state governments, and it is supervised by the National Examination Council (NECO). It is conducted annually in May/June, in Nigeria. You can get more information on this when you click here
Tested Subjects in BECE
Below are some of the tested subjects taken during the BECE.
- English Language
- National Values Education: that is Civic Education, Social Studies, and Christian/Islamic Religious Studies
- Basic Science and Technology
- Cultural and Creative Arts
- Pre-vocational Studies
- Foreign Language
- Nigerian Language
- Business Studies
- History (starting 2021)
BECE Candidate grading
In BECE, candidates are graded on a non-linear 5-point scale, so let us look at how the BECE is graded. the grading start from the highest to the lowest point.
- A(Distinction) The highest grade
- B(Upper Credit)
- C(Lower Credit)
- F(Fail) The lowest grade.
The above grading is the latest scale. but before now, it was graded on a non-linear 4-point scale as at 2017.
- A(Distinction) The highest grade
- F(Fail) The lowest grade
Latest BECE Update Summary
Before you dig deep into the details of the BECE deadline extension update, take a quick glance at vital information here:
Initial deadline: 14 April 2023
New deadline: 28 April 2023
Extension Duration: two weeks
Why The Extension? To complete registration
Examination Type: JSCE
Is It True That The BECE Registration Deadline Has Been Extended?
Yes, it is true! The 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) registration deadline has been extended. If you are a teacher or a student in any Public Junior Secondary Schools, approved Private Junior Secondary Schools, or Special Schools in Lagos state, then this update will be very important for you as a student, for your students if you are a teacher, and for your children, if you are a parent whose children are in the above school level mentioned in this article.
The announcement has been made of the extension of the BECE registration deadline of the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) by the. The official announcement was made by The Lagos State Ministry of Education through the Director of the Lagos State Examinations Board, Mr. Orunsolu Adebayo. He stated this in a statement. Adebayo went further to state the new deadline for the registration, and how it will affect all the Public Junior Secondary Schools, approved Private Junior Secondary Schools, and Special Schools.
Why The Extention?
some people may want to know why the registration was extended. So let’s move to the reason behind the extension of the BECDE registration. The consensus to extend the BECE registration was reached because of the recent financial crises that the nation has been facing lately, which has delayed the flow of naira in the country. It has made it difficult for so many parents to pay for the registration fee of their children.
Conversely, the schools too have not been able to complete the registration as when due, and this might deny some students the opportunity of registering for the examination. To ensure that all eligible students partake in the exam, that is why the extension became necessary.
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Call to Action
The Lagos State Ministry of Education has instructed all the schools that were affected by the previous deadline to use this extension period to tidy up their registration processes because after the deadline is 28 April, no other registration complaint shall be entertained. Therefore, all concerned, parents, teachers, and school management should use this opportunity judiciously.
Since the BECE registration has been extended by two weeks and the initial deadline was 14 April, it, therefore, means that the new deadline as announced by the Director of Lagos State Examinations Board, Mr. Orunsolu Adebayo is now 28 April 2023. Every junior secondary student, junior secondary teacher, and parent is advised to take note of the new date and ensure that no student will be left behind.
That is all you need to know about the Lagos State Extension of the 2023 BECE Registration Deadline. Don’t forget when the deadline has been shifted, why it was extended to a later date, and the impact of the extension on the students. Just so that you don’t forget, the new deadline is 28 April. The Lagos State Ministry of Education has instructed all the schools that were affected by the previous deadline to use this extension period to tidy up their registration processes because after the deadline is 28 April, no other registration complaint shall be entertained. So all hands must be on deck.