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WAEC/SSCE Exams Commence Amid Adherence To COVID-19 Protocols

Senior Secondary schools in the state have joined their counterparts across the country to sit for the 2020/2021 Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE as students cautiously observed the established COVID-19 guidelines to ensure a hitch free process.

Early visit to Community Secondary School Rumuekini revealed that hordes of eligible students for the senior school examination were seen fully prepared by demonstrating awareness of the corona virus pandemic in the manner they appeared in their school uniforms.

Many of the WAEC candidates wore different colours of face masks and some with hand gloves as they took turns to do hand washing before taking their seats inside the examination hall where the management had put in place a social distance arrangement to avoid body contact.

Though, none of the examiners and principal officers of the school agreed to speak on preparations for the exam,a source who volunteered comment stated that about 600 students were expected to write their examination in a well spaced environment.

But a check at some of the examination halls showed that they are dilapidated with their roofs open, leaving some candidate with fear of rain, even as some class rooms remained without windows.

Also, Community Secondary School Okporo, along Rumudara, the management expressed confidence their preparation for the long awaited examination. Both the staff and students equally maintained COVID-19 protocols by wearing face masks, application of hand sanitizer and hand washing.

National Network observed with interest how the security men carefully checked in students and others ensuring they put on their face masks properly.

The security men were busy sending away few students who did not wear face masks. But some smart candidates were seen  buying their face masks opposite the school to ensure their early arrival at the examination halls.

Regarding the just commenced examination, it could be recalled that the state commissioner for education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku had warned against any illegal fee by both public and private schools for the ongoing examination. He called on members of the public to report any financial demand by any school principal in the public school.

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