WAEC withholds 70,000 SSCE results in Kano as government default on payment for sponsored students

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is withholding the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) results for 70,000 candidates in Kano over non-payment of owed registration fees.

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

But according to a report by Punch, a source claimed WAEC is yet to release the results of students sponsored by Kano State government due to the state’s inability to settle the fees of its sponsored candidates.

“The examination body has decided to hold on to the results until when the Kano state government settles the registration fees,” the source said, stating that the debt runs into millions of Naira.

“WAEC has released results of private candidates, but candidates sponsored by the state government will not be released until payment is made.”

The withheld result has caused a public outcry among parents who lamented the withheld results had demoralised their children.

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