WAEC Withhold SSCE Results Of 118,101 Candidates From 13 Indebted States
The West African Examinations Council on Monday released result of the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination, withholding the results of 118,101 candidates from in 13 states that are owing the Council.
WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu, announced this in Lagos at a press conference on Monday.
A total of the 1.5 million students sat for the examination in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
He said:”Out of 1,593,442 candidates who sat for the examinations, only 616,370 candidates, representing 38.68% 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 Mathemstics.
On the results withheld as a result of on-payment of WAEC fees by some some states, Eguridu said that 6 states among the 19 states that are owing the Council have paid their debt, left with 13 states.
He said the candidates in public schools in the 13 states would not have their results until their state governments pay their candidates’ registration fees.
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.