The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has denied withholding the results of candidates who wrote its Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) in Kano over the state’s indebtedness.
A report had earlier surfaced that over 70,000 students sponsored by Kano had their results seized over the state debt.
But in a statement signed by Demianus Ojijeogu, WAEC’s acting head of public affairs, the council disclosed that the results of the candidates had been released alongside those of their colleagues in November 2020.
WAEC further denied allegations that the northwestern state was owing the exam body millions in registration fees.
“The WAEC, Nigeria has been drawn to a publication in online media, alleging that the results of candidates from Kano state were being withheld as a result of the indebtedness of the Kano state government to the WAEC,” it said.
“There is no iota of truth in this allegation, whatsoever. The council wishes to state that the results of candidates of Kano state origin were released alongside those of other candidates on Monday, November 2, 2020.
“The Kano state government is not in any way indebted to the council. The results of candidates from the state were never, and are not, being withheld as alleged.
“WAEC, therefore, urges the Kano state government, schools and candidates, parents, and other stakeholders in Kano State to please, ignore the publication.
“We want to also urge the media to always balance their stories and cross-check their facts before publishing them.”
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