A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for deaf persons, EMPLODEAF has condemned the writing of Oral English by deaf people during approved November-December (popularly referred to as Nov-Dec) leg of the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WAEC).
Reports indicate that though the West African Examination Council (WAEC) rules exempt deaf people from writing oral English exam, they are not exempted during Nov-Dec examinations.
In an interview with Citi News, the Executive Director of EMPLODEAF, Seth Dankwa, revealed that though deaf people declared their disability status during the registration process for the Nov-Dec examination, it has enough proof that they are still not exempted.
“When deaf people register and indicate that they are deaf, they are still invited to come to the examination centers to come and write Oral English” he stated.
“It is inhumane for deaf people to write Oral English… This is a mess in the system.”
Seth Dankwa thus called on authorities of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to carry out intense education on how deaf persons can avoid writing oral English exams during Nov-Dec examination.