The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has threatened to withhold the results of students in 19 states of Nigeria that sat for the May/June 2015 WASSCE over N4billion debt owed by their state governments.
Nigeria News gathered from the PUNCH, WAEC Head of National Office, Lagos, Mr. Charles Eguridu, announced this on Monday at a briefing in Lagos.
He said, ”A total number of 19 states in the country owe the Council in respect of entry fees for state government sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE. Some states also still owe the Council registration fees for the May/June 2014 WASSCE.
”We have written to the affected state governments without any response. The poor response of the debtor states is threatening the smooth operations of the Council. We, therefore, want to publicly plead with the affected states to 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 will be released along with others.”