Despite the IPOB’s Monday sit-at-home directive, no candidate in Enugu State missed the ongoing examination, according to the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Mrs Eucharia Onodu, WAEC’s Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu in an interview.
Onodu added that the kids were only harmed emotionally by the sit-at-home order because many of them had to sleep over in their classrooms in order to meet up.
Some had to hike considerable distances, while others had to squat with others in the hostels in order to write the exam, she claimed.
“I’m aware that some went above and beyond, while others went through a lot of stress to write this exam, and we didn’t violate the protocols put in place,” Onodu added.
“We continued to have tests as scheduled on the schedule, and I’m glad they all passed in the end.
“I don’t believe anyone failed the exam as a result of the sit-at-home order.”
The commissioner later contacted community leaders, who informed WAEC that local vigilantes would be used to secure the centers, according to Onodu.
“We really sensed their presence at numerous centers across the state,” she said, adding, “and I’m happy to report that no town has reported any attack so far.”
“And on our own, we used the regular police to escort security materials.”