No fewer than 1.7 million students are currently writing the ongoing 2014 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination nationwide.
Mr Yusuf Ari, the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, West African Examinations Council, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Ari said the machinery had been put in place to ensure the peaceful conduct of the examination.
He said the examination commenced in February with Oral and Practicals, while the written ones started on March 31. Ari, however, expressed happiness over the conduct of students, noting that the examination had so far been taken in well secured environment. According to him, the Council was looking forward to a peaceful conduct of the examination, especially in states with security challenges.
“We on our part have done our bit by ensuring that our materials and personnel are safe in the various centres across the country. “It is only expected that the various state governments join hands with us in providing the enabling environment by way of putting the various security agencies on the alert so that together, we achieve a common goal.
“We shall always do our best in ensuring that every Nigerian child is given a chance to define his or her future and a right to access to education. “We shall continue to ensure that we do not compromise standards and be at the vanguard in the area of test administration in the country,” he added. (NAN)