53 Anambra students miss WAEC examination over alleged server failure

Posted by News Express | 12 April 2019 | 1,033 times

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 God’s Own Secondary School, Umuchu, Aguata in Anambra has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over refusal of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to allow 53 students to complete May/June WAEC registration.

The school called on the president to urgently order WAEC to re-open their server to enable the students to complete registration to avoid 53 of them from missing the 2019 examination.

The petition was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Awka.

The petition, authored by Mr B. S. Nwankwo (SAN), counsel to the school, stated that the students paid N739, 350 to WAEC for the ongoing WAEC May/June examination.

Nwankwo alleged that WAEC server was able to upload the names and data of only 24 students before the server experienced network challenges and closed 12am March 1, 2019, leaving out 29 other students.

According to the school, 29 other students whose money was part of the N739, 350 paid to WAEC have yet to be uploaded till date and their future is hanging.

When contacted, Mr Isaac Igwe, the Branch Controller, WAEC, Anambra head office, said he was aware of the problem of God’s Own Secondary School, Umuchu.

Igwe said that the issue was that the school was unable to complete the registration process before the WAEC server was closed at the expiration of the deadline for 2019 May/June registration.

“All that the school tried to explain was that the cyber cafe contracted to upload the students’ registration data did not complete the process before the deadline.

“We told them that there is very little our office in Anambra can do to help out and had referred them to our Lagos office,” he said. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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