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Edo Guber Poll: WAEC Students Protest, Want Election Postponed

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Posted: Sep 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Secondary School students in Edo State on Monday called for a shift in date of the gubernatorial election in the State scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 10 as it clashes with their Mathematics examination also scheduled by the West African Examination Council for the same day.

The students who stormed the Government House, Benin City with placards with various inscriptions said holding the examination and the poll same day would disenfranchise them.

The students also said they would kick against any plan to be moved to other states for the Mathematics examination as planned by WAEC, adding that this would not only disorganise them but also put them at a disadvantage.

Spokesman for the students, Iko Emmanuel Moses said, “our position about the General Certificate Examination (GCE) in Edo State, the scheduled governorship election on the 10th of September, with a deep sense of regret and pains, we wish to express and oppose the disturbing circumstances surrounding the above examination of this year and its effect on our expected performance in the examination.

“The plan to relocate us out of Edo State, our state to other regions to sit for the examination because of the September 10 election in Edo State as scheduled by INEC is an ill wind which will affect our chances to perform well in the examination. We have found this situation very disturbing, discouraging and we cannot take the risk.”