- The rumour mill in Ekiti regarding the state government owing WAEC has been quashed
- The rumour started after some students could not access their results on the website of the examination body
- WAEC has clarified the situation, saying it is due to heavy traffic on its portal
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has apologised to the Ekiti state government over the delay in the release of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination results of public schools in its domain.
The examination body also dismissed the insinuations that the results of candidates from public schools in the state were put on hold owing to a huge accumulated debt owed by the Ekiti government.
Parents and candidates in Ekiti had expressed concerns over their inability to check and print their results, which ignited the widespread rumours.
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WAEC in a letter signed by its branch controller in the state, clarified that the Ekiti state government is not indebted to the council.
Part of the letter read:
“On behalf of the national office and the entire WAEC, I hereby tender our unreserved apology for the delay that occurred in the release of the Ekiti State public schools’ results.
“The council wishes to state clearly that, the Ekiti State was not in any way indebted to WAEC.”
In a related development, a Nigerian student, Ogwubie Chikemzi Praise, has made nine As in her WASSCE papers.
The news was made known by a Twitter handle identified as Ikwerre Youth Movement Television.
In another development, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has faulted the blockage of Nigeria House in London by scholars of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over unpaid fees.
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The NYCN in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, November 4 and signed by its president, Solomon Adodo explained that the protest was totally uncalled for.
Adodo bemoaned the fact that the scholars went ahead with the protest despite swift actions taken by the presidency and the minister of Niger Delta Affairs in ensuring that the outstanding fees were cleared.
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