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WAEC Threatens To Withhold Results Over N4bn Debt By States

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The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has threatened to withhold the results of thousands of students from 19 states who  participated in the May/June 2015 WASSCE over non-payment of candidates’ registration fees by their state governments.

“The affected states should off-set the registration fees of their candidates as soon as possible, as we cannot guarantee that the results of their candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE will be released alongside others,” Mr Charles Eguridu, Head of National Office, HNO,  said at the council’s national office Yaba, yesterday.

According to him, a total of 19 states in the country are owing the Council due to the entry fees for states government-sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE. Sadly, the states have been nonchalant towards payment of the debt which amount to  N4  billion.

While he declined to name the indebted states, Eguridu urged them to pay up within the next two weeks or risk not seeing the results of students from their states.

“Many of the states of the federation, as part of their education policy, pay the registration fees of candidates for the WASSCE, particularly in the public schools.

“This is quite commendable as it afforded many indigent students the opportunity to sit for examinations and relieved many poor parents of this financial burden.

“As I speak to you now, we are cash-strapped as a result of the delay in off-setting the registration fees owed the Council by some states. As a result, we are finding it difficult to meet our financial obligations, particularly to our supervisors, examiners and service providers.”

“We have written to the affected states governments without any response. The poor response is threatening the smooth operations of the Council,” Eguridu said.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. chima

    July 28, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Please the states owing WAEC should pay up. I really hope Enugu state is not one of them.

  2. Chinedum

    July 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Pls our govnmnt shuld do somtin o..jez hop delta x nt amng

  3. nelson

    July 28, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    plz my dear governor try and pay up ur bills. I know Imo state is inclusive. Remeber, one good turn deserves another.

  4. Abdullahi hadiru

    July 29, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Pls i hpe kogi state is nt among bcus durin d registration fees P.D.P promise dt,dey wil pay.wich i blieve is a political campaign.idris wada shuld try nd pay.tnks

  5. Vincentia

    July 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Please government,do everything possible to pay weac so that our result could be released within the next two weeks.hope kaduna state is not among the debtors?.

  6. prosper

    July 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    ondo state is there. So Mimiko, try to payup the dept..

  7. Ndubility

    July 31, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Please Any State Dat Iz Owning The Wassec Should Pay Up To Enable Them Release Our Result Hope Delta Is Not Amoung

  8. Adebayo afeez

    August 3, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Pls i beg oyo state government in the Almighty name of Allah to WASSCE debt oo

  9. nurudeen suleiman

    August 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    pls state gov’t dont bring us wahala to private schools ooo. Hope that niger staye governor pay his task b4 leaving? New gov’t do something oooo

  10. Victwize

    August 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Governors pls pay waec, all eyes on you debtors hope ogun state z nt among the debtors wa ya seh.

  11. Augistine

    August 12, 2015 at 7:43 am

    plz our government should do some thing I hope IMO state is nt owing

  12. Orngu moses

    August 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    May God help those affected state should pay the money. I thank God we 4rom benue state we are ok, our result is good. Is only my friends from yobe state have this proble but i believe Ibrahim Gidam we soon do something.

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