WASSCE: Lagos State Satisfied With Virus Safety Compliance In Schools

Sunday Akintoye

WAEC Examinations

The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance OEQA in Lagos, Mrs Abiola Serik-Ayeni has expressed satisfaction with the students compliance over the Covid-19 protocols safety and guidelines at the ongoing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE)

Abiolq Seriki-Ayeni said this while she and OEQA evaluators embarked on COVID-19 safety and hygiene compliance monitoring exercise to various schools in the state.

Their monitoring exercise is to ensure that schools adhere strictly to the guidelines on the safe reopening of schools as specified by the federal and the Lagos State governments.

The OEQA evaluators are also to assist schools objectively in assessing the level of safety and security and help to identify areas of improvement while encour­aging them to take concrete steps in addressing identi­fied gaps.

The reopening compli­ance monitoring had not only helped schools to carry out revision lesson to pre­pare students for the ongo­ing examinations, but had also prevented the spread of COVID-19 infection among learners through the use of face mask, washing of hands with soap and running wa­ter, maintaining social dis­tancing as well as the use of hand sanitizer.

Speaking during the ex­ercise, Mrs Seriki-Ayeni disclosed to Journalists that all the schools visited when the examina­tion commenced, complied with all examination proce­dures.

She however reminded school owners that it was very important for them to understand that “we are partners, and the reason for the examination is to build a successful future for the students,” she said.

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