Amidst labour strike, WAEC continues exams

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Irrespective of the nationwide strike embarked upon by the workers’ unions in Nigeria, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has maintained commitment to continuing with its exams.

The unions under the banners of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) commenced the national strike on Monday to press home their demands for a new national minimum wage.

But WAEC Nigeria, which began it West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) noted that it would be difficult to stop the prescheduled exams considering that it is not limited to Nigeria.

“The Council shared the concerns of both Unions and the generality of Nigerians, however the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates which is currently going on in all member Countries is an international examination and as such the Nigerian Child should not be put to a disadvantage of missing the examination,” a statement from one of its offices read.

WAEC conducted exams are written simultaneously across five WAEC-member nations including Ghana, the Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

School principals, supervisors, parents, candidates and the general public were enjoined to take note and make adequate arrangements for their candidates to sit the examination in all its centers as scheduled.

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