Secondary school students across Nigeria are set to write their graduation exams on Monday after months of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 1.5 million students are expected to spend weeks writing the WAEC exams, which is also written in some West African countries.
It has been almost two weeks since students started preparing for the exam after they returned to school to re-evaluate themselves.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to delays in writing the exams due to school closures from March to July.
Authorities have promised to organize the exams in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, including the spacing of students in the exam hall.
Passing the WAEC exams gives students the ability to apply for admission to the university.
Nigeria has the highest recorded number of students taking the exam in more than 19,000 schools across the country.
Tertiary institutions still remain closed in the country.
Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Chukwuemaka Nwajiuba, has said that the authorities will ensure that everything goes smoothly before tertiary institutions