By Grace Udofia
The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that it would give another opportunity to candidates in the South Eastern part of the country who missed the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) following the Sit-At-Home order by separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono disclosed this on behalf of the government while monitoring some examination centres in Abuja.
Echono assured them that the ministry will put modalities in place to ensure that the candidates who missed the examination write the exams in order to be at par with their counterparts across other states of the federation.
“We are very pleased that all around the country; examinations are going on peacefully as we have a total of over 19,000 exams centres across the country with over 1.57million registered candidates.
“Besides the disruptions we had on Sept.13 in the South East where some candidates were stopped from doing the exams, it is a peaceful examination.
“We are complying with all the standards and ethics of examinations, we are pursuing very hard more cases, incidence or possibilities of examinations malpractice because we have a zero tolerance for examinations malpractice.
“We shall punish any person found culpable and ensure that sanity is restored in our system,” he said.