By Idowu Abdullahi,
Concerned by the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, particular Lagos state as being the epicentre in Nigeria, the State Government has postponed the 2020 screening test for the Model Junior Colleges and Upgraded Junior Secondary Schools in the state.
It explained that rise in confirmed cases of the virus in the state coupled with the two weeks extension of gradual ease of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari, had necessitated the postponement of the examination earlier scheduled to hold from Monday, 25th to Saturday, 30th May 2020.
The Director, Lagos State Examinations Board, Supo Gbadegesin, said that the indefinite postponement had become imperative in line with frantic efforts of the state government to curtail the spread of the virus.
Gbadegesin, through a statement released to newsmen on Thursday, maintained that though the screening test was postponed, another date will be chosen for the exercise during such times when control is gained against the virus.
“Kindly note that as soon as the situation improves for the conduct of the examination and approval is obtained from appropriate authorities, the new dates would be duly communicated to you all.
“The Board regrets any inconveniences this postponement might have caused.
“However, registration is still ongoing via various electronic means such as on-line, WhatsApp or phone calls. For further inquiries, contact the Board through any of the following phone numbers: 08166599458, 08138462960, 08035190744,” the statement read.