Controller Assures Labour’s Nationwide Strike Won’t Disrupt Ongoing WAEC Exams

Controller Assures Labour's Nationwide Strike Won't Disrupt Ongoing WAEC Exams

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

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, Mrs. Lawson conveyed this reassurance late Friday.


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

Mrs. Lawson emphasized that while WAEC acknowledges and sympathizes with the unions’ concerns, it is essential that students do not miss their 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,” she said.

She urged school principals, supervisors, parents, and the general public to ensure that candidates can sit for their exams without interruption.

“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,” the letter concluded.


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