Osun State Goevrnment has threatened to deal decisively any student that attempt to disrupt the conduct of ongoing West African School Cerfiticate Examination.
The government in a statement issued by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrr. Festus Olajide declared that it will use established law to deal with any student caught disrupting the conduct of the examinations across the state.
The government gave the warning against the backdrop of the protest staged by some students who were agry over the decision of the government refusing to pay their WAEC fees because they failed to pass mock examination, a condition adduced by government for the payment of the WAEC fees.
During the protest staged by the students, they vandalized school’s property and property at Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC FM) station at Ile-Ife. Eight of the students were arrested and arraigned before the court.
It was gathered that the students had been dismissed from schools for their action.
According to the statement, “government is aware that Grade12 students who failed to meet up with 4 Credit passes required in the mock examination conducted to qualify for State Government Registration for WAEC have decided to vent their anger on the State Government with a plan to disrupt the on-going WAEC examination in the State.
The statement also revealed that security agencies have been adequately informed about this negative development; and all schools where WAEC Examination is taking place in the state have been placed on surveillance by Security Agencies as the State Government is committed to its policy of enhancing communal peace and progress, being one of the Six Point Integral Action Plans.
The release therefore warned any student with such a plan to desist from carrying it out in their own interest as the long hand of the law will surely catch them.
Parents and guardians are also urged to monitor and call their children and wards to order against engaging in any act capable of breaching public peace and bringing disrepute to their families.