The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has responded positively to the demand of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, as it has adjusted the timetable of the September/October 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates.
This disclosure was made known by the Head of WAEC’s National Office, Mr Charles Eguridu in Abuja at a media interaction with the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN).
He said WAEC had rescheduled the examination, which was to hold on September 25 to October 10 because of the Sallah festivities.
According to the new timetable, Government 2 (Essay) and Government 1 (Objective) scheduled for 2 pm and 4 pm on Friday, September 18, would now hold by 2:30-5:30 pm for papers 2 and 1 on the same date.
Mathematics (2 & 1) scheduled for Friday, September 25, was postponed to Saturday October 10, with Paper 2, holding from 9:30 am to noon and paper 1, from 3-4:30 pm.
He said the examination body was concerned about the yearning of the people.
He said: “Our Muslim brothers expressed concern about the timetable. Some papers were scheduled between 2 pm and 4 pm, and some just before the end of Jumat prayers.
“Our attention has been drawn to this concern and only this afternoon the chairman of WAEC in Nigeria, called my attention and we have decided to effect some amendment to address the concerns of our Muslim brothers.”