IPOB’s sit-at-home order: WAEC denies Enugu candidates missed exams

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said no candidate in Enugu State missed its ongoing examination despite the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)-declared Mondays’ sit-at- home order.

The Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, WAEC, Mrs. Eucharia Onodu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

She said the order only affected the students emotionally, as many of them had to sleep over in their schools to meet up.

According to her, some had to trek long distances, while others squatted with those at hostels to be able to write the examination.

This, she said, might not be comfortable for them, adding that some had to also wake early to meet up.

 “I am aware some made extra efforts, while others went through a lot of stress to write this exam. On our own part, we did not compromise the protocols put in place.

“We still had the exams as scheduled in the timetable and I am happy that at the end they all made it.

“I do not think somebody missed the exam because of the sit-at-home order,” Onodu said.

She said before the commencement of the examination, they held a stakeholders’ meeting with the Ministry of Education and the commissioner in charge of the ministry on how to secure centres for the exam.

She said the commissioner later reached out to the community leaders who assured WAEC of using local vigilante to secure the centres.

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