It was a moment of confusion on Wednesday at the Wuse 2 Centre of the National Open University when more than 50 students were prevented from participating in their semester examinations.
Some of the affected students stated that NOUN institution usually allocates to them 30 minutes to settle down before the commencement of the exams. A student, Sadiyat Abdullahi said;
“But I arrived at exactly 8am and I watched them locked the gate. In fact two, students struggled their ways inside while the NOUN officials were still locking the gate; this is not fair because no prior information was made available to us on this.”
The NOUN Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, said that the reason why the students were denied entry was because they had arrived after the examination has commenced. He said;
“One of the rules at NOUN is that candidates for an examination must arrive at the venue at least thirty minutes or an hour before the exam kicks off. In this period of the pandemic, that is even more necessary so that the set safety protocols can be applied fully,”