BREAKING: Monday Nationwide Strike Won’t Affect Ongoing WAEC Exam – Controller


Mrs. T.A.Y. Lawson, the Branch Controller (Ekiti) of the West Africa Examinations Council, has assured that the upcoming nationwide strike slated to commence on Monday will not impede examinations in both Ekiti State and across the nation.

She alerted Principals and school heads in Ekiti State in a letter titled, “Notice of Commencement of Indefinite Strike by NLC and TUC” with reference number EK/BC/SC/EXAM/07/Vol.1/89 late Friday.

PUNCH Online reports that the Nigeria timetable for the examination began Tuesday, April 30 and will end Thursday, June 20, 2024.

The letter read, “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 the examination body shares the burden of the unions.

This is as she said that students shouldn’t be at the receiving end by missing the ongoing examination in Nigeria and some 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.

PUNCH Online reports that the organised labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress announced the commencement of the strike on Friday due to a breakdown of negotiation on the proposed new minimum wage.

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