WAEC records necessities for lead of tests in Africa
Individual Protective Equipment, more study halls, managers and invigilators will be required to direct the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination for school competitors, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Patrick Areghan, the Head of National Office (HNO) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), who made the exposure on Tuesday at a news gathering in Lagos, additionally cautioned that deficient readiness would not be a reason for assessment negligence.
Areghan said that the assessment scheduled to hold from August 3 to September 5, would be led from Monday to Saturday.
He included that applicants would sit two meters separated from each other.
We detailed that the assessment was at first booked to occur from April 6 to June 5, yet must be deferred following the pandemic.
“We are here to familiarize all of you with our arrangements and availability for the direct of the much-anticipated WASSCE for school competitors, 2020.
“This assessment, which will presently hold between August 3 and September 5, covering a space of five weeks, will have up-and-comers sitting two meters separated.
“There is a novel improvement in this plan as in the assessment would be held from Monday through Saturday so as to accomplish.
“A sum of 1,549,463 applicants have enlisted for the eating routine from 19,129 schools, including those from Cote D’Ivoire, Benin and Equatorial Guinea.
“Out of this number, 786,422 are guys while 763,042 are female,” he said.
As per Areghan, the decision of the period (August 3 to September 5) for the lead of the assessment was made after broad interview with administrations of all the five part nations.
“In yielding to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the five weeks course of action was shown up at so as to account for the other assessment bodies to similarly lead their own assessments in great time.
“During the holding up period, we proceeded to finetune plans for the smooth and effective direct of the assessment, and I am glad to illuminate you that we are prepared,” he said.
The WAEC supervisor included that the chamber had taken cognisance of different allots and conventions moved by the administrative and state governments planned for checking the pandemic.
As per him, the chamber has embodied the measures in a leaflet which will be coursed to all partners for essential direction.
“For accentuation, schools must give wash-hand cans running water, cleansers, hand sanitisers and thermometer hand-firearm to check the temperature of all concerned.
“All assessment functionaries remembering the gathering’s staff for conveyance, bosses, invigilators, assessors, applicants and school authorities will be required to wear face veils, wash and clean their hands every day and all through the term of the assessment.
“Let me guarantee the open that we will hold fast carefully to social/physical separating in the assessment lobbies, as we guarantee a two-meter separation between competitors.
“This implies a lot more study halls will be utilized and a lot more bosses and invigilators required to direct the assessment.
“This has raised the requirement for the arrangement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff, directors and other assessment authorities,” he said.