WAEC releases Ekiti WASSCE, says Rivers not owing


Grace Edema and Abiodun Nejo

THERE was excitement among parents, candidates and education stakeholders in Ekiti State on Thursday as the West African Examinations Council released the withheld results of 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination results of public schools in the state.

There was anxiety in the state on Wednesday over speculations that WASSCE results for the state were withheld due to the state’s alleged indebtedness to the examination body.

This was as WAEC apologised for the delay in the release of Ekiti State public schools’ results.

The Council’s apology came through a letter on Thursday titled, ‘WASSCE for school candidates: Letter of apology for the delay in the release of results of public schools in Ekiti State’.

Similarly, WAEC has said that contrary to an online report, the Rivers State Government does not owe the council.

A statement signed by the Acting Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, Demianus Ojijeogu, said results of candidates of Rivers State origin were released alongside those of other candidates on November 2, 2020.

“The attention of WAEC, Nigeria has been drawn to a publication in an online medium, alleging that the results of candidates from Rivers State were being withheld as a result of the indebtedness of the Rivers State Government to the West African Examinations Council.”

“There is no iota of truth in this allegation, whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, the council wishes to state that the results of candidates of Rivers State origin were released alongside those of other candidates on Monday, November 2, 2020.

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 “The Rivers State Government is not in any way indebted to the council,” the statement read in part.

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