WAEC Guidelines For 2020 WASSCE Is Out
Finally, after the release of the WAEC date, the guidelines for writing WAEC is also out.
On account of the ease of students to write exams, there are still conditions placed on this. However, only Ss3 and Jss3 students who are WAEC candidates are allowed to resume.
On Tuesday, the head of public affairs, Damian Ojijeogu made a statement concerning the guidelines.
Considering the situation of the pandemic, Damian Ojijeogu stated that the exam was going to hold for 5 weeks. As proposed earlier, the exam will commence on the 1st week of August and will last for five weeks.
The minister of state for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated that learning facilities will be made available in schools by Monday.
WAEC Guidelines For 2020 WASSCE
In a press briefing in Lagos State on the 7th of July, Mr Areghan had this today about the guiding principles.
As respect to the covid-19 pandemic, the West African Examination Council will adhere to the guiding principles set by the NCDC and WHO.
Furthermore, he assured the general public that WAEC has taken cognition of the safety rules set by the federal government.
Just as promised earlier, the minister of education had promised that before school resumes, proper safety measures will be taken.
- “Schools must provide wash hand buckets
- Running water,
- Liquid soaps,
- Hand sanitizers
- Thermometer hand-gun for checking the temperature of all concerned”.
- Also, “All examination functionaries including the staff on distribution, supervisors, invigilators, flyers, and all staff must adhere to the safety rules”.
- He further assured the general public that WAEC shall adhere strictly without compromising, the safety rules.
- All students must sit 2 meter apart from each other. Meaning, mire classrooms will be needed to achieve this.
- Therefore, schools are advised to prepare a suitable examination environment before the exams commences.
- Also, students, teachers, staff, and supervisors must sanitizer their hands and wear face masks. In addition, no one will be exempted from keeping the rules.
He further added that all these safety measures set out will cost more money than the original budget.
He appealed to the federal government and authorities to look into the procurement of these materials and provide required finance.
However, due to this development, the fee usually paid to supervisors will also be increased. All these are increased budgets and might tell on the economy but it is an appeal and a necessity.
On the other hand, he also warns students not to engage in any form of examination malpractice.
Areghan also said that the examination timetable has been released and distributed to the different zones and branches. Therefore, schools should get the timetable anytime soon as it has already been distributed to the zones.
The West African examination council will commence with WASSCE on the 1st week of August.
Therefore, students should prepare for the exam because it would be closely monitored.
Subsequently, schools should prepare the safety kits and measures to enable the safety of the students during this period.
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