Rivers State Ministry of Education Announces Release of 2018/2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination

The Rivers State Ministry of Education formerly announce the release of the 2018/2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination results today the 28th of October 2019.

Addressing heads of both public and private secondary schools and newsmen today at the conference hall of the state ministry of education at the state Secretariat, the Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of education, Dagogo Hart said through the platform of Rivers State Education Management Information System (RivEMiS), the state education ministry recorded an overwhelming 98% of registration of junior secondary school, ( basic 9/JSS3) candidates for the 2018/2019 basic education certificate examination from both public and private secondary schools in Rivers State.

Continuing, the permanent secretary used this medium to call on all head of schools and secondary schools administrator of both public and private secondary schools to check their students results of the BECE on the RivEMiS site and to also come for the collection of their students results/ certificate’s of the students who sat for the exams at the ministry’s office at state Secretariat tomorrow the 29th of October.

He said a total of 881 public schools and private schools registered 69,450 candidates in the 2018/2019 basic education certificate examination.
He said out of this registered number candidates, 292 public and 589 private schools were the total number of schools in the state that enrolled for the exams, 39,489 and 29,961 candidates were registered by public and private secondary schools respectively, out of 69,450 of the total number of registered candidates, 33,049 are males and 36,401 are females.
He said in the BECE 2018/2019 exams, RivEiS recorded the highest number of registered candidates from Obio/Akpor LGA which was 22,671, while Opobo/ Nkoro LGA recorded the lowest number of registered candidates, which was 154 candidates.
He added that Abua/ Odual LGA with 365 registered candidates recorded the highest average score (68.26%) and Tai LGA with 651registered candidates recorded the lowest average score (52.60%).

Hart said, students sitting for the basic education certificate examination must ensure to pass all compulsory subjects which are: English language, Mathematics, Social Studies and basic science. He said any candidate who fails any of the compulsory subject is expected to resit the failed subject, and candidates who fail to resit their failed subject or fail to resit their exams shall be made to repeat JSS3.
“Schools are therefore warned not to promote any student who had failed”

“Public and private schools alike are not allowed to admit students without records to the certificate that will be given to all successful candidates that wrote the exams. We have a total of 81% pass rate in the examination conducted and 19% of the candidates who sat for the exams will be required to resit one or more of the compulsory subjects”

Hart, emphasized that ” schools with incomplete or no continuous assessment will not have their results released to them.
He commended the Rivers State governor, governor Wike and his senior special assistant on ICT for the implementation of RivEMis, which has aided his ministry in job efficiency. He said the state ministry of education is the first MDA to gain from the state ICT.

On his part, the Senior Special Assistant to Rivers State Governor on ICT and the lead consultant on ICT for the state, Mr. Asawo Ibifuro said “the Rivers State government wants to automate the MDA’s in the state to improve the ease of doing business in the state and to ensure service delivery offered by the public sector is better than what the private sector is doing.
So one of the MDA we have worked with closely is the ministry of education, we developed the Rivers State Education Management Information System (RivEMiS) and captured both public and private schools and students enrollment. Presently we are working to automate MDA’s like the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital and the court”

On his part, Austin Iriegbu, President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Rivers State, said in ANCOP, when policies are made we drive the process”
He promised to ensure principals of schools in the state key into the usage of RivEMiS.
He said the introduction of RivEMiS will enhance the education system in the state.

Also, Mazi Okwonkwo, the proprietor of EvaRock International School in Port Harcourt said, ” I believe the RivEMiS platform will aid the standard of education in the state.
The governor has taken a giant stride in making the state the first state to automate education in the entire country, it has affected the lives of the children positively, it has also ensured that exam malpractices is curtailed, this is one of the areas it has helped us”

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