IPOB: Enugu frowns at attempt to scuttle WAEC exams

The Enugu state government Wednesday stated its displeasure over what it described as an attempt to scuttle the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in the state.

The government said the consequences of candidates and the entire South-east region not sitting for their General Mathematics papers were massive and held nothing but gloom for the future,

The state made its stand known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Aka Eze Aka, Wednesday, urging candidates and those involved in the conduct of the examination and other enterprises to go about their legitimate businesses as the state had taken steps to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

This was also as the state’s Head of Service, Ken Ugwu, in a circular dated Tuesday, May 28, 2024, clarified that there would be no public holiday on May 30, 2024 and warning civil servants and political appointees that failure to report to work would attract severe sanctions.

The statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communication reads: “The Enugu state government notes with deep concern the statement credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IBOB) directing the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to postpone the General Mathematics (Theory and Objectives) examinations scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2024, which the IPOB had designated ‘Biafra Heroes Day.’

“We note with particular concern IPOB’s statement that WAEC board should not endanger the lives of small children because that day is not safe for any individual in Biafra territory.”