The Lagos State Examinations Board is set to conduct a one-day sensitisation programme aimed at revalidating examination codes for Public and Approved Private Schools in the state. As announced by Adebayo Orunsolu, the Board’s Director, the programme is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board’s Conference Room.
The primary objective of this exercise is to educate and inform the various associations involved about the importance of revalidating examination codes for Public and Approved Private Schools across Lagos State. It is essential to streamline and eliminate any existing multiple codes, promote accurate record-keeping, and enhance the overall data quality within the Board’s database.
Orunsolu emphasised the significance of participation from the representatives of the invited associations, specifically the President and Secretary of each association. The following organizations have been invited to attend:
National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS)
Association of Islamic Model Schools
League of Muslim Proprietors (LEAMPS)
Association of Formidable Education Developers (AFED)
Lagos State Baptist Conference
Lagos Methodist Schools
Christ Redeemers Schools Management
Association of Providers of Education in Nigeria (APEN)
Catholic Mission Schools
Lagos Anglican Diocese
Association of International Schools Educators of Nigeria (AISEN)
Accredited Private Schools Union (APSU)
Education Reformers Association of Nigeria, among others.
The Board urged the associations to promptly notify the schools under their jurisdiction about this development and encourage them to participate in the revalidation exercise, which is scheduled to occur from November 1 to November 15.
The verification process for revalidating School Examination Codes will span two weeks and will be held at the premises of the Lagos State Examinations Board in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos. During the first week, the focus will be on schools operating in Agege, Ifako Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, and Ikeja Local Government Areas. The second week will see schools from Alimosho, Somolu, Kosofe, Eti OSA, Epe, Surulere, Ojo, Badagry, and Oshodi Local Government Areas being attended to.
To confirm the validity of existing school examination codes, schools are required to provide specific documents, including:
Letter of Approval from the Ministry of Education
Subject Recognition Inspection (SRI) Report for BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) only
A copy of old payment receipts
Receipt for payment for School Code
School Code Approval Letter
Payment receipts for the last examination
The Board has also appealed to all relevant stakeholders within the state to collaborate and support the successful execution of this exercise.