The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has amended the part of its 2018 WAEC May/June Examination that clashed with the Friday Juma’at prayer.
In the early version of the WAEC May/June timetable, Chemistry 1 and 2, were billed for 2pm to 5pm on Friday, April 20, 2018.
The Director of Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu confirmed the slight amendment after reactions from Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
“For the sake of the people who will go to the mosque, the exam will be delayed till they come back.
“The paper will be delayed till 2:30 pm or 3 pm, when the Muslims will return from the mosque,” Mr Ojijeogu told Premium Times on Saturday “
Recall that President of MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, had said that the WAEC May/June time-table was an “injustice” against Muslims, whom he claimed had become “endangered species”.
According to him, WAEC has been fixing examinations during Jummat time for some years which is “illegal, unconstitutional and unlawful.”