The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has commenced its Senior School Certificate Examination nationwide.
Hanoky Media has visited some schools in Osun State to ascertain whether the schools are adhering to the WAEC guidelines for safeguarding the lives of students against COVID-19, such as social distancing, use of face masks and hand sanitizers.
The schools visited include the Ataoja School of Science, St. Charles Grammar School, Christ The Model Redeemer School, Osogbo Grammar School and Our Lady and St. Francis Catholic College.
Some of the SS3 students, Adenekan Zainab and Adeboye Kunle, from St. Charles High School and Osogbo School stated that the examination was properly conducted and that the guidelines laid down by the Federal Government were strictly adhered to.
Stating some of the challenges faced before and during the examination, Mr Vincent, a teacher at Christ Mode Redeemer School said that the examination went smoothly but that some delays were experienced due to logistics.
Another teacher, Mr Oluremi Adejuwon, a teacher at St. Charles High School blamed the examination council for the poor planning of the examination which resulted in the examination starting quite late.
Hanoky Media also interacted with some JSS3 students who were excited at their resumption for the first time in many months.
Oluwanifemi Ire, a student of OSSCO and Olalekan Aminu, a student of Ataoja School of Science Osogbo explained that they are excited because their resumption is a great avenue to learn more from teachers and interact with their colleagues.
For the period in which the exams will run for, across all certified school in the federation, the Federal Government hopes that government policies and advisories related to the prevention of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to by both the teachers and the students.