WAEC Withholds Kano’s 70,000 WASSCE Results Over Debt

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West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has held on to the results of no fewer than 70,000 candidates who sat the Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) October/November 2020 in Kano.

WAEC refused to release the results of the affected candidates sponsored by the state government following the inability of the government to settle the registration fees of the affected candidates.

The WAEC in January 2021 released results of 1,209,992 candidates that took the examination across the country.

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According to examination council, 894,101 candidates scored credits in English and Mathematics.

A reliable source at the NECO headquarters told The PUNCH in Kano on Tuesday that the state government was yet to pay the outstanding registration fees running into millions of naira.

“The examination body has decided to hold on to the results until when the Kano state government settles the registration fees. waec has released results of private candidates, but candidates sponsored by the state government will not be released until payment is made,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the issue has generated a public outcry, especially among parents who lamented that the withheld results had demoralised their children.

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

The state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, said he had earlier commented on the issue.

“I have already said what I wanted to say on the issue. I will send you audio recording of what I said on the issue,” Kiru said.

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Stephen Jesuwale
Jesuwale Stephen is a journalist who finished from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He is a distinctive writer, media strategist and also a Digital Marketer