WAEC Withholds Results of Candidates in Some States, Gives Reason

WAEC Withholds Results of Candidates in Some States, Gives Reason

  • Though the results of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been released, some candidates will not be able to access theirs
  • The affected candidates, according to WAEC, are those sponsored by state governments that are owing the examination council
  • Patrick Areghan, Head of Nigeria Office of WAEC, said the affected candidates' results will be withheld until the state governments pay the registration fees

Lagos, Nigeria - The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says no candidate sponsored by any state government that is owing it would have access to his or her results.

Premium Times reported that the Head of Nigeria Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, made the disclosure during the announcement of the release of the 2021 May/June diet of the SSCE on Monday, November 22, in Lagos.

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WAEC says it will withhold results of candidates sponsored by indebted state governments. Photo credit: Waec Nigeria
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He said some state governments are owing and that the results of the sponsored candidates would be withheld until the affected governments pay up their debts.

The WAEC official, however, did not list the specific states that are owing WAEC registration fees for their candidates.

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WAEC increases SSCE registration fee

Meanwhile, WAEC has increased the registration fee for its examination from N13,950 to N18,000.

The increment, Legit.ng gathers, will take effect with the 2022 senior school certificate examination (SSCE).

Areghan blamed the registration fee increase on the coronavirus pandemic, rising inflation rates and the biting insecurity.

According to him, a a part of this new fee has also been dedicated to the enhancement of the remunerations for the various examination functionaries.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a 16-year-old girl, Joy Abahi Amuh, has received a cash prize of N500,000 as the best graduating student in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Amuh, a student of St. Paul Secondary School, Otukpo in Benue State was handed the cash prize at the sixth annual literacy project organised by the Eunice Spring of Life Foundation in partnership with the Benue Investment and Property Company.

The group managing director of BIPLC, Alex Adum, said the cash prize would help Amuh pursue a quality education.

Source: Legit.ng

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