112,759 pupils seek admission into secondary schools in Delta State


A total of 112,759 final year pupils of public and private primary schools in Delta sat for the 2022 examination into its secondary schools on Saturday.

Mr Augustine Oghoro, Permanent Secretary, Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education made the declaration in Asaba on Saturday while monitoring the 2022 Cognitive /placement examination.

He described the conduct of the examination as successful.

“The ministry is satisfied with the peaceful conduct of the examination at the centres visited,’’ he said.

Mrs Rose Ezewu, Commissioner for Secondary Education, who monitored the examination in Delta Central and some parts of Delta South, said the examination was unique as it was the foundation of the pupils’ education pursuits.

“I am satisfied with the commitment of the pupils that sat for the examination,’’ she said.

In his remarks, Mr Sunday Egomaguna, Director of Examinations said Delta was committed to setting the pace in the conduct of examinations.

Mr Fidelis Egugbo, proprietor of a group of private schools in Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area said he was optimistic about the successes of the candidates.

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