Southeastern students may miss Monday’s session of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) due to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) order.
The organization ordered the people of the region to stay away from schools, markets, banks and other public places every Monday
The directive was issued as part of pressure against the federal government by Biafra agitator Nnamdi Kanu.
Those who fail are sometimes attacked. There have been cases of destruction of vehicles, shops and other property.
The Southeastern Coalition of Youth Leaders (COSEYL) said IPOB’s actions are detrimental to the well-being of innocent civilians
A statement by the president, Goodluck Ibem, and the secretary, Kanice Igwe, lamented the negative impacts of the weekly shutdown on social and economic activities.
He said WAEC candidates were at risk of job interruptions, a situation that would cause incomplete results.
“Our high school students who will be taking the WAEC exams will be writing in English on September 13 and we cannot afford to miss work
“Asking these students to sit at home on Monday when others will write the same exam is the worst harm anyone can do to our students,” COSEYL noted.
The agency regretted that many of those who depend on daily income are on the receiving end of the IPOB order and called for its full cancellation.