Candidates Sit For WASSCE Amid Nationwide Strike

WAEC Seeks Exemption For Candidates To Write SSCE Exams

The ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) went on smoothly on Monday despite the nationwide strike called by the Organised Labour.

Candidates sat for French Language examination without disruption by the labour unions even with the participation of the members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the industrial action.

LEADERSHIP recalls that the sub -continental body on Sunday appealed to labour leaders for consideration on the global consequences of stopping the candidates from writing the exams.

WAEC then appealed for exemption from the strike to continue with the conduct of the examinations.

Commending the Organised Labour for its consideration, WAEC’s Public Relations Officer, Moyo Adeshina expressed gratitude to the leadership of the labour unions for allowing the candidates to write their exams unhindered.

“Yes, we are happy that the candidates were able to write French Language and one other paper today (Monday) without any hindrance despite the strike called by the labour leadership, ” she said.

Meanwhile, following the path of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), members of the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) have been directed to join the ongoing nationwide strike.

CONUA, in a statement by its National President, Dr Niyi Sunmonu explained that the delay in joining the industrial action was due to ‘in-house’ deliberations.

“The national leadership has been meeting and contacting the TUC since yesterday on the strike action declared by the NLC/TUC on the minimum wage. We would like our members to know that this is a strike action declared by the two labour centres, one of which our Union is affiliated with. CONUA is hereby identifying with this decision of the TUC.

“The national leadership regrets the delay in communicating this position to our teeming members. It was due to the “in-house” clearing procedure,” Sunmonu said.

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