Authorities of the West African Examination Council have threatened to withhold the results of the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination following the debts being owed by some Nigerian states whose names were not disclosed.
The WAEC Head of National Office, Lagos State, Mr. Charles Eguridu, made the announcement on Monday, July 27, 2015 during a briefing in the state.
According to the council, no fewer than 19 states across Nigeria owe them about N4billion examination registration fees.
Eguridu said, “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.
“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.”