WAEC Set Guidelines For 2020 Examinations.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced it’s guidelines for the conduct of the examination despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The Federal Government had earlier released a date for the annual examination which will hold from August 4 to September 5 2020, this was announced by the Minister of state for education Emeka Nwajuiba during the COVID-19 daily Presidential task force briefing.

The guidelines for the examination were disclosed via a Statement by the Head of the Nigerian National Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan.

Areghan speaking to newsmen in Lagos State on Tuesday said, “In conducting the examination, we have taken due cognisance of the various measures/protocols rolled out by the Federal and State governments of Nigeria, aimed at checking the spread of the pandemic”.

“Schools must provide wash-hand buckets with running water, soaps, hand sanitizers and thermometer hand-gun (Infrared) to check the temperature of all concerned”.

“All examination functionaries, including the Council’s staff on distribution; Supervisors; Invigilators, Inspectors; candidates and school officials will be required to wear face masks, wash and sanitize their hands daily and throughout the duration of the examination”.

“This has certainly raised the supervision fee to be paid to supervisors as well as the provision of Personal Protective Equipment to staff, Supervisors and other examination officials. No doubt, all these measures have financial implications which were not contemplated at the time of drawing up the budget for the conduct of the examination.”

“This has certainly raised the supervision fee to be paid to supervisors as well as the provision of Personal Protective Equipment to staff, Supervisors and other examination officials. No doubt, all these measures have financial implications which were not contemplated at the time of drawing up the budget for the conduct of the examination.”

He also urged federal and state authorities to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) available for all WAEC personnels.

He warned schools from involving in examination malpractices. He also noted that “The Final International Timetable has been sent to all the WAEC Zonal and Branch Offices for onward dispatch to schools and Federal and State Ministries of Education.”

The current time table is undergoing restructuring on time conversion from West African time to Nigeria time.

Oluwaseyi Olomu
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