The West Africa Examination Council WAEC has withheld 70,000 candidates’ results who sat for the Secondary School Certificate Examination in October/November 2020 in Kano.
According to the examination body, this was due to the ineffectual Kano State Government to pay the registration fees of the candidates.
WAEC had earlier in January 2021 released results of 1,209,992 candidates that took the examination across the country.
It was learned 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.
Meanwhile, the issue has generated a public outcry, especially among parents who lamented that the withheld results had demoralised their children.
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.