WAEC amid the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus has put in place Covid-19 safety etiquette to ensure people who will be associated with the conduct of this year’s WASSCE and BECE are safe from the novel virus.
According to the Council, the safety protocols will help protect candidates, invigilators, and supervisors from contracting the deadly novel coronavirus which has currently claimed the lives of many in the country.
Mr Godfred Addo, the Head of School Examination – WAEC, in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the below measures have been put in place to ensure the successful conduct of the international examination;
1. All supervisors and invigilators will be provided hand gloves to enable them thoroughly search the candidates before the start of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) each day.
2. Alcohol based-hand sanitisers will also be given to invigilators. Candidates and invigilators will be made to wash their hands under running water with soap before the start and after the conduct of the examination.
3. To ensure maximum social or physical distancing, each examination room or hall will contain no more than twenty-five (25) candidates depending on the size of a particular classroom.
4. Candidates are to report one (1) hour before the commencement of the WASSCE for School examination, according to the WAEC official, the Examinations Council will not tolerate lateness at the examination centre.
5. The wearing of face masks is mandatory for candidates, invigilators and supervisors. Candidates without face masks will not be allowed entry into the examination hall.