The Ministry of Education has assured that candidates who missed the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in the South-east, will be given another opportunity to write the examination.
Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, made this known while monitoring some examination centres in Abuja on Monday.
Mr Echono frowned at the September 13 disruption of examination centres in the South-east by the sit-at-home directive issued by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
He, however, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination across the country which was written by over 1.57 million candidates.
According to Mr Echono, the ministry will put modalities in place to ensure that the candidates who missed the examination in the South-east are given other opportunities to write the examination.
“We are very pleased that all around the country; examinations are going on peacefully as we have a total of over 19,000 exams centres across the country with over 1.57 million registered candidates.
“Besides the disruptions we had on Sept.13 in the South East where some candidates were stopped from doing the exams, it is a peaceful examination.
“We are complying with all the standards and ethics of examinations, we are pursuing very hard more cases, incidence or possibilities of examinations malpractice because we have a zero tolerance for examinations malpractice.
“We shall punish any person found culpable and ensure that sanity is restored in our system,’’ he said.