Imagine having your final exam and wedding day on the same day. Which one would you choose?

Two Nigerian brides had to make a hard decision last weekend when they dropped out of their wedding party to take their final exam in their wedding dress.

The two last-year students who study mass communication hastily said "I" to their keepers before going into an exam hall for a scheduling conflict.

Dorcas Atsea and Deborah Atoh had set their wedding dates when the exam, originally scheduled for February, was postponed due to inadequate facilities at Benue State University in Nigeria's Middle Belt region.

When the new data was released, the final year of the "media ethics and law" exam collided with the data both women had chosen for their weddings.

"My wedding was already scheduled and scheduled before the exam" Atesea told CNN. "I tried to postpone the exam, but to no avail."

"I went to the examiner, she said I should choose between the two: the exam or the wedding," Atoh said.

The Great Day

The two students had passed an exam in Media Ethics and Law.

"My wedding was already fixed and I already told people that it was April 7th and invitations were sent, we decided not to change the date." Atoh said

The brides

The plan: to marry in the church early in the day, to go to the university at noon, to the wedding ceremony.

They said the exam was going to be an atmosphere of celebration.

"I was excited to study and marry at the same time. My classmates were so happy" Atsea said.

"When I walked into the hall for ten minutes, everyone shouted just before we started the exam, and after the exam, I went back to the reception because my guests were waiting for me."

Atoh said it was a memorable day for her. "When the church wedding ended at 11:00, I went to the exam, so when I got to school, my friends were so excited, they picked me up."

Instructor Benjamin Ogbu told CNN the exam could not be postponed.

"It would not be fair to change the schedule for one or two people, and usually it's always a long process because you have to go through the academic planning and the rest" he said

"The university system is so subjectively that you do not get subjective benefits for people – if you do that you make compromises."

Dr. Ogbu said that the entry of the brides into the exam did not disturb the performance of the test.

"It did not hinder the conduct of the exam in any way, we are glad that they were able to do the two at once" he said.


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