TESTING READING IN YORUBA lN THE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (SSSCE)
P. A. MATEMILOLA
DEPARTM EVT OF YORUBA
FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION. ZARIA.
The concern of this paper is the testing of reading in he senior secondary school certificate Yoruba Language Examination. The paper examines the skill of reading comprehension. it then looks at the quality of the type of questions tasks given to candidates in the senior secondary school certificate Yoruba Language examination. Th submission of the senior secondary school certificate Yoruba Language examination. The submission of the paper is that test items at this level are mainly recognition of structures and non-figurative idiomatic expressions. recall or regurgitation of stated facts and identification of main ideas. the only interpretive skill tested is explanation of words. statements, figurative expressions or structures manipulated for special effects. The paper gives the implication of testing reading comprehension at a literal level and suggests the way forward.