The annual JS1 National Common Entrance Examination conducted by the National Examination Council for pupils in primary 5 or 6 is highly competitive and many pupils fail to secure admission due to poor preparations.
The National Common Entrance Examination is made up of two papers; Paper I and Paper II
The paper I is called Achievement Test. It comprises of Part A; Mathematics and Basic Science and Part B; English Studies and Social Studies.
The paper II is called Aptitude Test. It comprises of Part A; Quantitative Aptitude and Vocational Aptitude and Part B; Verbal Aptitude.
The subjects structure for National Common Entrance Examination are in line with the newly revised Middle Basic Education Curriculum for Primary 4 to 6 as released by the National Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). Summary of themes covered in each subject are highlighted below:
Number and Numeration
Geometry and Mensuration
You and Your Environment
Living and Non-Living Things
Social Studies – Comprises of civic education and security education
Social issues and problems
Quantitative Aptitude – The Quantitative Aptitude is the direct application of mathematical skills to solve numerical problems. The mathematics topics applied are:
Number and Numeration
Verbal Aptitude – The Verbal Aptitude deals with the usage of words and letters.
Vocational Aptitude – sometimes called technology, comprises of technology, agricultural science and home economics. The themes covered are listed below:
You and Technology
You and Energy
Basic Concept in Agriculture
Processes of Agricultural Production
Why Pupils fails National Common Entrance Examination?
1. Poor preparation
It has been observed that most pupils fail the National Common Entrance Examination because most schools do not prepare their pupils in line with the National Curriculum.
In order to ameliorate the failure rates among pupils, ASSURE Educational Services has designed has online assessment portal to cover all the topics listed above. Parents can easily track down where the child is having learning difficulties. Our progress reports distribute child’s score in all the topic assessed to pin-point where more efforts is needed for success. Click Here to Visit Our Online Assessment Portal for More…..
2. Highly Competitive Examination
An average of over 50,000 pupils register for the National Common Entrance Examination every year competing for an average of 20,000 admission spaces in the 104-Federal Government Unity Colleges in Nigeria.
For instance, if the cut off mark of King’s College Lagos is 185, and over 400 pupils that chose King’s College Lagos scored between 190 to 186, and King’s College carrying capacity is 250 pupils, then, the best 250 pupils among the 400 pupils will be offered admission while the remaining 150 pupils with scores above 185 cut off mark may be offered admission in another FGC’s.
The above illustrations explains the need for parents to adequately prepare their wards for the National Common Entrance Examination. Our Online Assessment Portal is a diagnostic Test Portal that reveals child’s learning difficulties in specific topics in line with the National Curriculum of the Middle Basic Education. Where necessary, we may assists to provide learning materials.
NB: Our Online Assessment Portal can be used to prepare pupils for State Entrance Examinations and any other JS1 entrance examinations. – Click Here to Visit Our Online Assessment Portal for More…..
How to Prepare Your Child
For parents to maximize our online assessment portal, you need to start early. Preparation for National Common Entrance Examination should begin at least, 360 days to the next examination.
(a) Get a log book/file – You need a preparation log book to record your child’s performance in each subject. This will help you to make critical decisions when the need arise.
(b) Your child must attempt tests in your presence – You should create time to be around when your child is being assessed. We recommend Saturdays and Sundays which is FREE for most parents.
(c) Don’t Rush Your Child – Assessment Tests should be gradual and progressive. Don’t rush your child to attempt all the subjects in one week. Assessment test should be scheduled for weekends ONLY….and you have timetable of subjects to be administered every week.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Tests Administrator, ASSURE Educational Services for further information and necessary assistance. We can provide additional learning materials if what you have is not enough. Kindly get in touch for any enquiries. – Click Here to Visit Our Online Assessment Portal for More…..
ASSURE Educational Services assists parents and schools register pupils for JS1 Entrance Examinations. Kindly get in touch with the administrator of ASSURE – 07063397940, 08050701465, [email protected] for details.
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For Enquiries, contact: The Tests Administrator, ASSURE Educational Services 35, Charity Road, Abule Egba, Lagos 07063397940 [email protected]