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NLC strike won’t disrupt ongoing WASCE in Rivers, says official



The Commissioner for Education in Rivers, Dr Ovy Chukwuma, has given an assurance that the ongoing nationwide strike will not disrupt the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).

Chukwuma gave the assurance in a statement issued in Port Harcourt and made available to our correspondent on Monday.

He stated that the examination would proceed in the state, notwithstanding the notice of an indefinite strike by the organised labour to press home its demand for a new minimum wage.

“While the ministry understands the concerns of the NLC and TUC, we also acknowledge the ongoing WASCE across the West African countries.

“Disrupting the process in the state would affect the future and result of our candidates; hence, WAEC has resolved to go on with the examination.

“Therefore, all school principals and supervisors are enjoined to continue with the conduct of the exam, while candidates are advised to continue their exams notwithstanding the strike,” Chukwuma added.

Desmond Ejibas

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