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Postponement Of Elections Will Affect WAEC, Other Exams, Says NUT

NUT Logo. Photo: AIT
NUT Logo. Photo: AIT

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Saturday said the postponement of the 2019 general elections would affect students preparing for the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) and other external examinations.

Mr. Adesina Adedoyin, Chairman of the Lagos branch of NUT, told NAN that the INEC decision would disrupt the school’s second term academic calendar.

“NUT is not too happy with the disruption or postponement of the 2019 elections because it will disrupt the school calendar. It is unfortunate and very disheartening because it is going to affect mostly students in boarding schools.

“INEC came on air and told us that they are prepaid; they told us not to worry. There were even rumours that the elections will be postponed, yet INEC told us to disregard the rumour. The rumour now became a reality and it is affecting our children.

“In view of this, we are not too happy; some of us, who are parents, teachers and stakeholders are deeply sad. I have my own child who will be writing external examination this year, and will be seriously affected,” Adedoyin stated.

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