The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has introduced that using face masks will probably be obligatory for candidates that will probably be taking the Senior Faculty Certificates Examinations (WASSCE), which is to start on the third of August. This was revealed by the Head of Nationwide Workplace of the organisation in Nigeria, Mr Patrick Areghan, at a information convention held at WAEC headquarters in Yaba, Lagos on Tuesday.
He mentioned that holding the examination at the moment that the pandemic is raging is a fragile one and such all individuals concerned should defend themselves and the individuals round them to assist curb the unfold of the virus within the nation.
He said that in view of this, all the federal government’s tips and protocols together with socialphysical distancing and the carrying of face masks by all of the candidates and each different particular person that may be on the examination venues should be noticed.
“All faculties are additionally anticipated to supply thermometer hand-gun, wash- hand buckets with working water, soaps, sanitisers and so forth to be used on the examination venues.” He added
Areghan nonetheless, lamented what he referred to as the large value that it’ll now take WAEC to conduct the examination, saying it’s triple of the unique price range previous to COVID-19 simply due to the elevated logistics and the numbers of supervisors and venues as there’s an upsurge in staff and private protecting gear wanted to have a hitch-free examination.
He requested for the assist of each the federal and numerous state authorities in addition to company our bodies and people to return to the rescue of WAEC by donating such gadgets as sanitizers, face masks and different required as security measures at any of their workplaces nationwide.
He mentioned the time-table for the examination was mounted by all of the 5 members nations and never by Nigeria alone and carried out after due session with the respective authorities.
He additionally mentioned the examination would have lasted 9 weeks because the earlier editions however fused into 5 with a view to make room for different examination our bodies to conduct their very own exams in good time.