ENUGU — The West African Senior School Certificate Examination on English language was disrupted on Monday in Njaba community in Imo state by hoodlums in the enforcement of the weekly Monday sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Students of the Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state who were to write exams on English language were chased away from the examination hall by hoodlums who invaded the school premises and burnt all the motorcycles seen within the premises belonging to students and teachers.
Although there is no report of casualties fear has been instilled in the students who still have many other subjects to write.
In a video that went viral, the recorder kept emphasizing, “Once they tell you to sit at home, you sit at home for your safety.”
Ignorantly, he further stated that the examination should have been shifted in respect of the order.
Their action is in total disregard of the academic future of these youths who may lose an academic year as English language is a core and compulsory subject needed for admission for all course of study in the higher institution.
Information reaching us states that the exam was also disrupted in Okigwe in Imo state; students were flogged and asked to go home and comply with the order.
But why were our law enforcement agents not proactive to forestall such incidence? The dates of these examinations are public knowledge, hence schools that are examination centers are target spots and should have been guarded appropriately.
It is not enough on government’s part to ask the masses to go about their normal activities with no solid plan to protect those who heed to their instruction; the psyche, lives, and properties of the people matter.
Tension is in the air as the sit-at-home continues on Tuesday in remembrance of the invasion of security agents at Afara, Umuahia local government area of Abia state.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is a type of standardized test in West Africa administered by the West African Examinations Council. Students who pass the exam receive a certificate confirming their graduation from secondary education; it is a prerequisite for admission into schools of higher learning.
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