With its teachers currently on strike, the Nasarawa Government says it has deployed commissioners, permanent secretaries and other management officers to invigilate the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations.
The examinations hold between May 25, 2017 and July 25, 2017.
“The examination will hold as scheduled; we have made adequate arrangements to ensure it is hitch-free. Commissioners and permanent secretaries will invigilate,” Abdulahi Agwai, permanent secretary in the education ministry, said on Friday in Lafia.
He said that school principals, vice principals and other senior non-academic staff had also also been enlisted as invigilators.
Agwai assured parents that the strike would not affect the examination, and advised them to send their wards to school.
“Many officers in the education ministry, like chief inspectors and supervisors, are also at work. These categories of officers will even be more than enough to invigilate and supervise the exercise in all centres,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), embarked on an indefinite strike on May 12, to press for improved working conditions.
Its chairman, Gabriel Agbashi, has directed the teachers to remain at home and await further directive from the union’s leadership.