LATEST information reaching our news desk today, is that the West Africa Examinations Council, WAEC has released a warning, which reads that the board has set it’s mind to hold back and restrain the results of all students in Nineteen (19) states over non-payment of about N4 billion the candidates’ registration fees by the state governments.
This information was released to our WAEC board section by the Head of National Office, HNO, Mr Charles Eguridu , who said this and we quote him below:
“These affected states should endeavor and try their very best to off-set the registration fees of their candidates as soon as possible, because one thing is certain, we cannot guarantee that the results of their candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE will be released alongside other states who have paid us the registration fees.”
Also explaining his point, he said:
“Many of the 19 states of the Nigeria federation, as part of their education policy, usually pays the registration fees of candidates for the WASSCE, particularly in the public schools where most registration are basically free.”
“This idea by the State governments is quite admirable and praiseworthy from all Nigerians, both here and in the diaspora, because this policy makes available, many indigent students of these states, the opportunity to sit for the waec examinations and relieved many poor parents of this financial burden.
While speaking to the press, Mr. Charles Eguridu went on to display that we are cash-strapped as a result of the delay in off-setting the registration fees which the states owes the Council by some states.
As a result of this delay in payment, the whole waec board, we are really finding it extremely hard in meeting our financial obligations, particularly to the supervisors, examiners and service providers who were working to make the 2015 WAEC run as smoothly as possible.
“We have written to all the affected states governments, and till date, not a single one of them have given us positive response. The poor response from these 19 state government is threatening the smooth operations of the Council and will prompt us to withhold these affect states candidates report.”
When asked to list the names of all the states who have not paid the registration fee, he said he won’t, but did not let the opportunity pass by, urging the states involved to pay up within the next two weeks when they will be releasing the result.
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