Following months of lockdown, at least 1.5 million students in Lagos would now be trained in Computer-Based Test, (CBT) preparation software, the Lagos State Government has announced.
The CBT training, which is organised in partnership with Chronicles Software Development Company, is coming as the government concluded plans to distribute free SuccessBOX (www.successbox.net) to West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) practice software to pupils as exit students resume nationwide.
According to the state’s Ministry of Education, the initiative would help Senior and Junior School 3 students opportunity to adequately prepare and excel in their examinations.
State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, recently approved the initiative designed to enable students revise extensively and prepare for excellent performance in their terminal examinations.
The commissioner also disclosed that the initiative has been extended to all private school students in the state. Speaking on the SuccessBOX web application, Adefisayo explained that it is a test platform for students from all over Nigeria and beyond to prepare and excel in their examinations.
“The computer-based test (CBT) preparation software has over 15 years accumulated question bank and answers, with instant result or feedback, performance analytics and it works 100 per cent offline after download and activation,” she stated.
According to the Chairman of Chronicles Software, government partner, Mr Foluso Phillips: “This is a great initiative that will immensely impact Lagos State students positively and enable them practice with precision and go on to excel in their examinations.”
The company has also announced various cash scholarship rewards worth millions of naira to top 10 outstanding subscribers who perform excellently in their exams.
This, Philips said, it’s one of the annual “Mega Excellence Awards” programmes, which could not hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The award conference is a means to recognise and reward exceptional students performance, outstanding educators and excellent administrators in the sector,” he stated.
Recall that the first recipient of the award, who used SuccessBOX in JSS3 examination, scored nine A1s in her WASSCE and is currently an undergraduate studying Medicine. Since then, close to10 other students had benefitted from the awards.
In 2019, the event witnessed a variety of rewards for excellence through scholarships and other incentives. Two SuccessBOX users who scored 343 in the last UTME shared the cash prize of N1 million, at N500, 000 each.
The Chief Executive Officer, Oluwakoyejo Oluwatosin said: “Our goal is to empower 1.5 million students with our robust testing platform following several months of inactivity due to lockdown. The initiative will assist students to revise extensively and better prepared for excellent performance in their examinations.
“Chronicles Software is the owner of the SuccessTAB, SuccessBOX and ULearn Brands, whose major focus is providing solutions to inspire the next generation to excel and then impact their society positively.”
Also, the President, Association of Formidable Educational Development, AFED, Orji Emmanuel, described the initiative as “a welcome development,” adding that, “SuccessBOX is a comprehensive therapy for this purpose and that is why I have personally endorsed and recommended this for my students across our network of schools.”
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