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IGS on the verge of being delisted as WAEC Exam Centre

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  • School authority cries out for help

IGWEBUIKE Grammar School, Awka, stands the risk of being delisted as an external examination centre for WAEC and NECO examinations.
This is due to the collapse of the multipurpose hall housing the examination hall.

The tragedy occurred in 2013 during the regime of former Governor Peter Obi when a section of the examination hall was damaged during a road construction close to the school.

Since then, the school has barely managed to take their external examinations in the affected hall until WAEC handed down the warning.
According to the principal of the school, Raphael Anaekeokwu, who spoke to the press on the development, the school has between the month of July to September this year to rehabilitate the structure before WAEC registration commences in October.

If nothing is done, he noted, the college can only register 30 candidates as against about 170 students for the WAEC examination which will come up on April next year.

The over 100 students, the principal feared, are likely to leave the college and register elsewhere for their WAEC examination.
Dr. Anaekeokwu made it abundantly clear that WAEC has a standard hall for the conduct of its examinations, anything short of it is unacceptable to it.

He noted that he has made several appeals to the state government, the Parents Teachers Association and the Old Boys of the college to come to the rescue of the institution.

Dr. Anaekeokwu, however renewed his call to the state government and all public spirited individuals to come to the assistance of the school to renovate its collapsed examination hall.

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