ERC Condemns WAEC’s Relocation Of Students To Ondo , Delta States

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The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has condemned the decision of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to relocate 1,742 candidates sitting for the ongoing November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Edo State to Ondo and Delta states, thereby increasing the financial expenses on poor working class  guardians.

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In a statement, the national coordinator,  Hassan Taiwo Soweto stated that the decision of WAEC is exploitative and insensitive.

“As a public institution, WAEC has a responsibility towards candidates, their parents and guardians. That responsibility involves ensuring that in circumstances of this nature, candidates, their parents and guardians are not unnecessarily over burdened”, he said.

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He, however, disclosed that WAEC took the decision to relocate the candidates because of the Edo State gubernatorial elections which was scheduled to take place on September 10, the day the candidates are expected to sit for Mathematics 1 and 2.

Furthermore, he demanded that WAEC bears the full cost of this relocation including cost of transportation and, where needed, accommodation of the candidates.

“As far as we are concerned, since the candidates and their parents were not responsible for the relocation, which was forced by the coincidence of the examination date with the date of the Edo

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gubernatorial elections, WAEC must bear the full cost including ensuring a hitch free exercise and the safety of the candidates”, he added

8 thoughts on “ERC Condemns WAEC’s Relocation Of Students To Ondo , Delta States

  1. This is highly irresponsible on the part of INEC and this government. Some of these children are below age 12 and may not have travelled beyond their immediate environment since they were born. They were ready to shift the date for their personal safety due to security reports but were not ready to do it for our children. Very selfish indeed.

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  2. @Oshios, what nonsense are u talking about, please comments on this platform is not and can not be by force. Which child who is below 12 years did u see sitting for WAEC examinations? May be ur own child who ofcourse must be a genius! Meanwhile, I do not see anything wrong in postponing the election so our children(non below 12 yrs, mind u!) can comfortably sit for their Maths exam.

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  3. My dear ED, though I do not know how old you are, but I have no doubt u are one of those who wrote their WAEC at the age of 40 years. Take a walk to any of the universities and see undergraduages that are between 13yrs and 14yrs. So if you have head, u should estimate when they wrote their WAEC. My daughter entered the university at age 13.5yrs. She is reading law. U do not see anything wrong with a minor going to another state to stay for at least 2 days where he/she may not have any relations to write exams because u are not affected. As you rightly said, it is not by force to comment in Adelove even if u have nothing to offer. So next time, if you do not have comments that make sense, just shut up.

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