As students in the upper classes in secondary schools are set to begin their West African Senior Secondary School Examinations next week, the feelings have generates lots of mixed reaction from students and parents alike.
As this year 2020 continues to be filled with different horrifying stories and issues that have shaken the world, the Secondary school students in West Africa have found themselves entangled and caught in the web of preparing for the earlier May/June West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations wherein hope have been earlier lost, and now the examination body stating that the exams would begin by August 17.
Most students have found themselves home for about four to five months of staying home without any form of learning, and some privileged few having the access to online and virtual teaching which is now the new way of teaching.
While interviewing various students, some are anticipating the exams as they believe it is another opportunities to write what they have learnt all through the pandemic break and they are looking forward to having better results, some have as well expressed displeasure on the part of the examination body for their insensitivity as regards the issue of conducting examination when the pandemic is still on the move and still on the high side.
Similarly, students which do not fall within this category have expressed the need for government to look inward and liase with the examination body for more conducive methods of conducting the exams without necessarily putting the lives of students at risk.