NABTEB Guidelines for 2020 Exams Conducts: As one of the examination bodies that conduct in-school certificates examinations in Nigeria, NABTEB was on the verge of closing its registration of candidates for the May/June 2020 Certificate Examinations when all schools had been closed and movement restricted by the Federal Government because of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
With the reopening of schools by the Federal Government for the conduct of the in-school Ordinary Level certificates examinations for the exit classes, NABTEB adjusted its time-table and rescheduled its examinations as follows:
The National Business Certificate (NBC)/National Technical Certificate (NTC) examinations of NABTEB shall be carried out at accredited examination centres from Monday, 21st of September to Thursday, 15th of October 2020;
The National Common Entrance Examination will happen on Saturday, 3rd of October, 2020;
Considering that the Federal Government directed that students in exit classes ought to resume school, put together and take part in public examinations, together with the NBC/NTC examinations of NABTEB, the Board thought-about it vital to arrange this doc with the intention to present basic information on COVID-19 Pandemic in addition to present guidelines for her stakeholders to make sure that the Board’s examinations are carried out under security atmosphere.
NABTEB deems it expedient to reach out and create consciousness on basic information on the COVID-19 Pandemic amongst its stakeholders, together with:
The major signs of COVID-19 are:
- High temperature (fever);
- Dry cough;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Shivering/shaking (Chills);
- Body pains;
- Sore throat;
- Loss of smell and taste;
- Running nose;
- Fatigue (tiredness).
The following are the modes by which the virus might be contracted:
- Close contact with an infected person(s) by way of respiratory droplets
- Touching contaminated object(s) or surfaces such as tables, chairs, fabrics, writing materials and many others.
- Using contaminated hand(s)/object(s) to the touch the eyes, nose or mouth.
NABTEB Guidelines for 2020 Exams Conducts in the Face of COVID-19
In compliance with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Guidelines on COVID-19 for the conduct of Public Examinations in Nigeria and consistent with Guidelines for Schools and Learning Facilities Reopening after COVID-19 Pandemic closures by the Federal Ministry of Education, the following are important for the safe conduct of NABTEB Examinations:
- Display of sensitization posters within the school premises to create consciousness on COVID-19 pandemic;
- Availability of running water, cleaning soap, alcohol-based sanitizer, infra-red thermometer in schools/examination centres;
- Compulsory wearing of Nose/Face Masks;
- Daily use of infrared thermometers at the entrance of schools/examination centres for candidates, staff, examination personnel and all different guests to the school;
- Regular and thorough washing of hands with cleaning soap under running water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers on the school gate and the doorway of examination halls/classrooms;
- Maintenance of social/bodily distancing with not less than two (2) metres or six (6) toes aside for sitting association which may necessitate using further halls/lecture rooms;
- Prohibition of handshaking, hugging and face touching amongst candidates, teachers and examination personnel together with security officers;
- Ensuring availability and use of satisfactory/properly ventilated examination halls/classrooms;
- Maintenance of fine sanitary habits and cleanliness in all the school toilets;
- Provision of First Aid Box;
- Availability of a separate classroom for use as Isolation Room for candidates or examination personnel who present any of the COVID-19 signs while contact should be made to the nearest NCDC office;
- Establishment of COVID-19 Task Team in all schools to make sure compliance to the rules and keeping acceptable records of all health associated cases;
- Ensuring day by day fumigation/decontamination of examination halls/lecture rooms, laboratories workshops, library and different vital places to make sure a safe and clear atmosphere.
Wishing all of us a safe conduct and successful examination!
PLEASE, STAY SAFE!
Prof. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Mercy Isiugo-Abanihe