Ahead of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination. The West Africa Examination Council has assured the Safety of every candidate writing the Exam.
The council’s Head. National Office (HBO) Patrick Areghan gave the assurance while speaking in Lagos. Areghan stated that the examination had been scheduled for Monday, May 8 to Friday, June 23, spanning a period of seven weeks.
In his statement “Consequently, we are liaising with the Inspector General of Police, Brigade Commanders, other security agencies and the various state governments to provide security.
“This is to ensure that the examination is conducted in a secure and safe environment. We have also sought the intervention of the Minister of Education in this respect.
“Similarly, our zonal and branch offices have reached out to various security outfits in their respective locations for assistance. Courtesy visits and other forms of appeals have been made, and we have been assured of full cooperation of the security agencies to this effect.
“If and when the need arises, schools in insecurity-prone areas would be relocated to safe havens, with the full approval, cooperation and participation of the Federal or State Government concerned,” he said.