The new Head of National Office (HNO) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr. Patrick E. Areghan, has issued a strong warning to schools, parents and candidates of the forthcoming regular Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) scheduled for 3rd of August, 2020 that, WAEC’s management, this time, has developed a zero-tolerance attitude to all forms of examination malpractice.
In an interactive session with the press on Tuesday at the council’s Lagos conference room, the new boss of the West African examination super-structure said: “schools and candidates must resist the temptation of patronizing dubious websites that claim to have examination questions at their disposal. We cannot claim not to know they are right now strategizing on their evil machinations.
“ They are fake and conscienceless destiny destroyers, self reliance is sure key to success,” he counseled.
The council’s HNO added that the council had taken cognisance of various measures and protocols rolled out by the federal and state governments aimed at checking the pandemic.
According to him, the council has encapsulated the measures in a pamphlet which will be circulated to all stakeholders for necessary guidance.
“For the sake of emphasis, schools must provide wash-hand buckets with running water, soaps, hand sanitisers and thermometer hand-gun 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 sanitise their hands daily and throughout the duration of the examination.
“Let me assure the public that we shall adhere strictly to social/physical distancing in the examination halls, as we ensure a two-meter distance between candidates.
“This means that many more classrooms will be used and many more supervisors and invigilators required to conduct the examination.
“This has raised the need for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff, supervisors and other examination officials,” he informed the public.