The Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, said
that the state government set up a COVID-19 compliance monitoring team
that had been going around daily since schools resumed on August 4.
Professor Omenugha explained that the team has been enforcing
compliance in public and private schools and has been identifying
schools with challenges which government has tried to solve.
She added that they are working round the clock to ensure that they
protect students from getting infected or even putting their families
at risk as they write their examination.
In her reaction, Mrs Ifeoma Okaro, Chairperson, Post Primary School Service Commission PPSSC, told News men in Awka that most
of the schools were adhering to guidelines put in place to safeguard
the lives of candidates and officials involved in the ongoing
She said they have gone round schools across the state to monitor
compliance, and noticed that most of the schools are complying with
the guidelines, as the students and school officials wore their face
Mrts Okoro also said that they saw buckets fitted with taps to ensure
running water at the entrance of the schools so that students can wash
and sanitize their hands before entering the school premises and the
She added that the candidates were well spaced in the examination hall
to ensure physical distancing.