By Gabriel Dike

Worried by the consequences of the threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has written to the Federal Government and the Inspector General of Police on the threat to disrupt the ongoing nationwide May/June 2024 school exams next Thursday.

Daily Sun also learnt that the council wrote to the governors of the affected five states to seek their assurance of conducting a hitch-free exam.

Investigations revealed that WAEC management are in dilemma following the warning by IPOB for the council not to conduct any exam next week Thursday.

Recalled that IPOB through its Director of Publicity, Emma Powerful in a statement last week warned WAEC and management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka not to conduct WASSCE and hold the convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 30th, 2024.

WASSCE is ongoing nationwide in over 22,229 secondary schools and candidates would write 76 subjects, made up of 191 papers. The school exam started on Tuesday, April 30th to June 24th, 2024 for seven weeks.

The Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Dr. Amos Dangut had disclosed that 1,814,344 candidates from 22,229 schools would write the school exam. He said out of this 902,328 are males, representing 49.73 percent, while 912,016 are females, which is 50.27 percent of the total candidature.

Daily Sun gathered that since IPOB gave the warning, WAEC management have held series of meetings and made contact to the Federal Ministry of Education, the five state Ministries of Education and IGP on how to resolve the issue.

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A source told Daily Sun that South East present large number of candidates for the school exam and any disruption of General Mathematics would make the exam incomplete.

“Without General Mathematics the candidates cannot secure admission in the universities as the five credits must including English and Mathematics,” the source stated.

He explained that the management of WAEC is in great dilemma on how to handle the IPOB ultimatum that would affect five states.

He added: “If the General Mathematics fails to hold on Thursday as scheduled, it will be very difficulty for the council to fix another date and conduct the exam solely for South East candidates.”

Investigations revealed that Anambra, Abia, Imo, Enugu and Ebonyi have over 3,150 centres for the school exam with over 300,000 candidates.



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