No fewer than 70,000 candidates who sat for the October/November 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) in Kano State are yet to receive their results.
The examination body had in January released the results of 1,209,992 candidates that took part in the private examination across the country.
However, WAEC refused to release the results of more than 70,000 candidates sponsored by the Kano State Government following the inability of the state government to settle the registration fees of the affected candidates.
It was gathered 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 Punch quoted a source at the office of the examination body in Kano.
Meanwhile, the issue has generated public outcry, especially among parents who lamented that the withheld results had demoralised their children.