Why WAEC withheld Kano’s 70,000 WASSCE results

At least 70,000 candidates who sat the Secondary School Certificate Examination October/November 2020 in Kano results have with withheld.

The WAEC in January 2021 released results of 1,209,992 candidates which shows, 894,101 candidates scored credits in English and Mathematics.

However, WAEC refused to release the results of candidates sponsored by the Kano State Government following the inability of the government to settle the registration fees of the affected candidates.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered that a reliable source at the NECO headquarters told The PUNCH in Kano on Tuesday that the state government had 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.

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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