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Students urged to shun malpractices

Fisayo Akinduro,Osogbo

Students writing the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, have been urged to shun all forms of malpractices during the examination.
Osun State Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Oladoyin Bamisaye and Special Adviser to the State Governor on Education, Jamiu Olawumi gave the advice on Monday while monitoring the examination and level of compliance of schools and students to COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The Commissioner assured students and teachers that the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola will continue to strive to ensure that they don’t stand a risk of contracting the novel Coronavirus during the exams.
Bamisaye who monitored the examination in about 15 schools in various local governments such as Ife central, Ife east, Ife south, Atakumosa west, Ilesha west and Ilesha East also commended the conduct of the students as well as their teachers during the examination.
He assured parents, teachers and students writing the examination that Oyetola’s administration will continue to prioritize their health as well as ensuring that students in the state get quality education.
“The present administration will not relent in its efforts to deliver quality education despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, that’s why we have provided protective materials for both students and teachers.”
While addressing a cross section of students In Osogbo, Special Adviser on Education, Olawumi urged them to remain focused and upright.
The Senior Secondary School three started the examination with mathematics.
Officials of the state ministry of Education moved round various centres in Osogbo to monitor the examination and most importantly, the compliance with safety protocol as laid down by the NCDC.
The students who arrived as early as 8am in the morning were provided with water, soap and sanitizers by the management of their various schools before allowed access to the examination hall.
Olawumi promised that the ministry will continue to monitor the examination and the level of compliance everyday in all centres across the state.
Schools visited include: Grandeur School, Olode, Seventh Day Adventist School, Ile-Ife, Ife Anglican Grammar School, Ife, Methodist High School, Ilesa, Federal Government Science and Technical College, Ilesa among others.
Meanwhile, an Educationist, Isaac Eniola has also enjoined parents to give their children moral support during the examination.
Eniola stressed that this period is crucial for students writing exit examination and must be taken serious by parents and students.
He equally urged them to desist from all forms of malpractices, saying they had enough time to prepare for the examination.

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