By Kehinde Oluwatayo
The Junior Secondary School 3 examination scheduled to begin in Ondo State today may be marred by the proposed industrial action of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.
Speaking with The Hope on the issue, Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Revd Akin Asaniyan noted that the state cannot isolate itself from a national challenge.
Asaniyan stated that the ministry is doing everything to ensure that the examination is seamless, adding that it is fully ready to go ahead with it.
He however said that the prerogative of whether the exam will hold or not lies with the state Governor, adding that the ministry is waiting for a directive.
His words: “But for us, we are ready to go ahead with the exam and we are doing everything to ensure that the exam is seamless”.
Speaking on efforts of the state government at ensuring that COVID-19 guidelines are followed by both students and teachers, Asaniyan stated that different committees on the pandemic are in place to ensure compliance.
It would be recalled that the state government opened school for the Junior Secondary School 3 students in the state on September 14 to enabl theme prepare for the examination.