“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”
West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Head of National Office, Lagos, Mr. Charles Eguridu, made the above statement on Monday in Lagos.
According to him, no fewer than 19 states of the federation owe the council about N4billion examination registration fees.
Hundreds of candidates who sat for the May/June WAEC Examination in those states may not have their results released in the next two weeks if the governments of the affected states do not respond.
Eguridu, who did not mention the states, added: “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.”