WAEC examinations to hold despite Eid-el-Kabir holiday

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that the examinations scheduled for September 4 will hold despite the Eide-el-Kabir holiday.

The council announced on its Twitter account on Tuesday that the exams for private candidates, in the 2017 timetable will hold as earlier slated.

The federal government declared September 1 and 4 as public holidays for the Islamic celebration.

The Director of Public Affairs WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, confirmed the development to Premium Times on Wednesday morning, adding that the “the paper(s) will hold as scheduled.”

There had been speculations in the public space whether or not the exams would be postponed in order to allow candidates take part in the Islamic celebration.

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