THE Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Wemi Jones, on Monday, described the conduct of the ongoing National Teachers Institute (NTI) Examinations in the state as ‘quite impressive’.
Jones said this to journalists shortly after monitoring the conduct of the National Certificate of Education (NCE) and Bachelors Degree Programme examinations, at the Holy Trinity Primary School centre, in Lokoja.
The Commissioner noted that the NTI Council held a three-day meeting in Abuja last week, where its members were mandated to visit examination centres in their respective States to monitor the conduct of the exams.
According to him, the monitoring of the nationwide exercise was to ensure that examination standards were complied with and maintained.
”So, we are here today at Holy Trinity Primary school exam centre, Lokoja, to ensure that standards are complied with.
”So far, I must say that I am quite impressed because nobody was aware that the commissioner was coming to visit; and I think the standards are being maintained and it is quite impressive.
”Tomorrow, we will be visiting exam centres outside Lokoja, to also monitor and see what is happening in the other centres outside Lokoja municipality.
”We want to check and see whether it is only in Lokoja that the standards are being maintained, or the standards are also being maintained statewide”, Jones said.
Also speaking, Mr Shehu Abubakar, from the Quality Assurance and ICT Department, NTI Kaduna, who was in Kogi to supervise the exams, told journalists that the exams were being conducted smoothly, without hitches.
”I have been sent here for monitoring and evaluation of the conduct of NTI examinations in Kogi State, and so far things have been moving smoothly as you can see.
”The candidates are teachers who have intentions of upgrading themselves on the job or those who seek to secure teaching qualifications and want to improve themselves.
”Presently, we are having BDP and NCE examinations ongoing. On Saturday, we will also hold an exam for Postgraduate students who have graduated, but does not have any teaching qualifications”, Abubakar said. (NAN)
– Apr. 12, 2021 @ 17:47 GMT