The West African Examinations Council has relocated its office in Calabar, the Cross River State capital to its zonal office in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
WAEC Nigeria said the movement became necessary following “vandalisation, looting and burning down of the WAEC Branch Office, Calabar by hoodlums on Saturday, October 24, 2020.”
The examination body added that the relocation is “till further notice.
WAEC disclosed this in a statement signed by the Council’s Acting Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu on Tuesday.
The statement is titled, ‘Temporary Relocation Of WAEC Branch Office Calabar, Cross River State, To WAEC Zonal Office, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State’.
“The relocation, which is an interim measure, is to enable the Council to continue to carry out its operations and render services to the Nigerian Child and other stakeholders. We wish to assure all stakeholders and the general public that normal operations would resume in the Calabar Branch Office once the status quo ante is restored.
“The Council wishes to apologise to its stakeholders and the general public for any inconvenience that may arise as a result of this relocation,” the statement partly read.