There are reports indicating that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) would ask the 1,742 candidates, who registered to write Mathematics in the 2016 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in Edo state to move to neigbhouring Ondo and Delta states due to the election scheduled to hold on September 10 in Edo.
And for this heavy inconvenience, Tribune reports that the students and their parents are grumbling and kicking against the plan to force them into travelling out of the state where they had registered to write their exams.
Tribune reports that spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, DSP Theodore Okafor, informed had informed their reporter that the police had asked WAEC to exploit other alternatives for the candidates to write the examination as the police were not disposed to having the examination and the election the same day. The involvement of the police spokesperson lends credibility to the rumours of WAEC’s plan.
But the possibility that a government agency will seek to put lives of nearly 2000 citizens at risk because of the activity of another government agency appears preposterous, given that both can talk to each other and a solution devoid of such huge risk as travelling out of the state advanced.