In preparation for mock exam, SSS 3 students in all Lagos State public schools have been ordered to resume on 5 September.
The Lagos State Ministry of Education said the students would have a week-long coaching, ahead of the exam starting 14 September.
Mr Adesina Odeyemi, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, said the mock examination would determine those to be registered for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2017.
The Permanent Secretary said the mock examination would commence between 14 September and 16 September with practical while the theory would commence on 19 September.
He therefore, urged the students to attend the extra coaching classes, adding that attendance would be strictly monitored.
Odeyemi said the students’ punctuality would be a show of appreciation to the teachers who were determined to put extra hours in preparing them for the external examination.
He urged parents and guardians to assist government by providing the basic needs of their wards during the period.
The permanent secretary said the children would require new books, school uniforms and other learning materials.
NAN reports that the extra coaching, introduced about two years ago, is aimed at improving the performance of students during external examinations, especially WASSCE examination.
Mr Albert Philip, former President, Association of Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, said the exercise, so far, had fairly improved the performance of the students.