No fewer than One Thousand, three hundred and Ninety-five pupils, on Monday sat for the year 23/24 e-based Entrance Examination into Oyo State Model Smart School.
The pupils were tested in English language, Mathematics, and General knowledge at the Smart School, Sogunro, Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan.
The Executive Secretary, SUBEB, Jacob Dairo stated that the exercise was smooth and hitch-free in the centre, adding that seven hundred and ninety-six candidates were disqualified, as a result of double entry.
Mr. Dairo added that the turnout was very impressive.
The Executive Secretary also said that the pupils did not write paper-based examinations but were given tablets for the examination.
Dairo stressed further that Paper Pencil Testing is not allowed in the Model Smart school, because teaching is computer-based.
The Executive Secretary said the Oyo State Government has made plans to integrate technology-driven inclusivity in the Basic and Junior Secondary education at the model smart school.
“The Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration has placed a premium on the basic education sector. On behalf of stakeholders in the basic education sector, I thank the Governor who has earmarked a sizable budget to address infrastructural deficiency and an upgrade of our learning process, through the model smart school”, he noted.
The Executive Secretary urged parents/guardians to expose their children/wards to the use of technology, adding that the new school intends to bring in different educational applications that would enhance innovation, creativity, and talents.
He also admonished parents in the State to acquaint their children with the use of computers as it would boost e-learning.
Dairo also thanked the leadership of Akinyele Local Government Area; the Oyo State security outfit, Operation Burst, for the support in securing the school.
The Director, Standard and Quality Assurance, Mrs. Olaide Ladipo supervised the examination, with the support of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and Oyo State Universal Basic Education officials.