June 1, 2024

Labour’s nationwide strike won’t affect ongoing WAEC exam, says Controller


The Branch Controller (Ekiti) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mrs. T.A.Y. Lawson, has assured that the nationwide strike set to begin on Monday will not disrupt examinations across the country.

This assurance was conveyed in a letter to principals and school proprietors in Ekiti State, titled “Notice of commencement of indefinite strike by NLC and TUC,” with reference number EK/BC/SC/EXAM/07/Vol.1/89, late Friday.

The letter reads: “The attention of Management has been drawn to a notice of the Commencement of Indefinite Strike by NLC and TUC effective, Monday, 3rd June 2024.

“Please be formally informed that the conduct of WASSCE SC 2024 goes on as scheduled.”

She noted that while the examination body sympathizes with the unions’ concerns, it is crucial that students do not suffer by missing the ongoing examinations in Nigeria and other West African states.

“In as much as we share the concerns of the unions and the generality of Nigerians, the WASSCE SC is going on across the member Countries of WAEC and the Nigerian Child should not be put to a disadvantage of missing the exam.

“For the aforesaid reason, WAEC will conduct the exam and School Principals, supervisors, parents and the general public should please take note and make adequate arrangements for their candidates to sit the exam.

“Kindly be guided accordingly,” it concluded.