The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has amended part of the May/June Examination timetable that clashed with the time for Juma’at prayers.
Recall that Chemistry 1 and 2, scheduled for 2pm to 5pm on Friday, April 20, 2018, clash with the time for prayers.
The Director of Public Affairs, WAEC (Nigeria), Demianus Ojijeogu on Saturday, confirmed that there is an 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 2:30pm or 3pm, when the Muslims will return from the mosque,” he said.
Recall that the president of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Ishaq Akintola, had called the WAEC May/June time-table was an “injustice” against Muslims, whom he claimed have become “endangered species”.
According to him, WAEC has been fixing examinations during Jummat time for several years, describing it as “illegal, unconstitutional and unlawful.”