The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the May/June 2015 WASSCE results, withholding the results of students in 13 states that are owing the Council.
The Head of Nigerian Office, Charles Eguridu who disclosed this at its Yaba Office said that ”Out of 1,593,442 candidates who sat for the examinations, only 616,370 candidates, representing 38.68 percent obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.”
Justifying the slight improvement in the results from previous years, Eguridu said that in 2013, a total candidates who obtained five credits in English and Mathematics were 639,760 representing 38.30 per cent.
He said, in 2014, 529,425 representing 31.28 per cent obtained five credits in English and Mathematics.
Meanwhile, Eguridu said that six states among the 19 states that are owing the Council have paid their debt, left with 13 states.
The HNO who refused to disclosed the names of indebted states explained that he would not want politicians to hijacked the situation against their opponents.
He, however noted that if any of the states that are owing can get an advanced payment guarantee from any reputable banks, students results in such states will be released.
”I alerted the nation on the challenges which the Council was facing in Nigeria as a result of this indebtedness, and its adverse effects on our operations. I had stated then that the Council may be constrained from releasing the results of government-sponsored candidates of the affected states.
“After my pronouncement, a few of the debtor states responded by paying their debts fully or partially; while a few others made promises, indicating their willingness to pay as soon as they are able to do so. Others have not made any efforts in addressing the matter.
“After reviewing the situation, the Council has decided that the results of government-sponsored candidates of indebted states would …Read More
Source:: New Mail