**calls on school principals to ensured compliance.
The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia has frowned at the attitude of some students to neglect adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
While monitoring the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in public secondary schools in Onna and Mkpat Enin to check compliance to Covid-19 precautionary measures, Akparawa Udofia urged school principals to ensure that all guidelines are strictly observed.
During the exercise Udofia noticed that some schools had no infra-red thermometer to check and ascertain the status of people going into the school compound and no source of water to enable hand washing.
He expressed displeasure over this neglegence which he said could twath government’s efforts to curb the spread of the dreaded virus.
At Nung Oku Itina Community Secondary School, Ikot Mbong, Onna, the SA expressed shock that despite government’s continuous sensitization on the dangers of the pandemic some students bluntly refused to adhere to the guidelines, directing the Principal Mrs. Beatrice Godwin Umoh and her teachers to make sure all the students adhere strictly to safety measures.
Other schools visited during the tour were Community Secondary Commercial School, Esa Ekpo, Community Secondary School, Ukam and Esetang High school, Ekim all in Mkpat Enin local government area.
At these schools, the SA expressed concern over the level of preparedness of the Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students for their forth coming examinations.
He pleaded with the teachers to support their Principals by putting in their best to make sure the students are well prepared and equipped for the examination and not pushed them out half-baked as this will help stem out incompetency in our future professionals.