250 IDPs in Borno state sit for WAEC examinations

250 internally displaced persons are taking part in this year’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) senior secondary school certificate examination.

The SSCE candidates are made up of 94 female and 156 male students.

The students wrote practicals on Wednesday at three WAEC centres, Government College, Government Girls College and ?Mustapha Umar Elkanemi Arabic Teachers College – all in Maiduguri.

Ahmed Satomi, chairman, Borno state emergency management agency, said that the 250 IDP were those who passed a special mock exam conducted for about 1000 IDPs who were in final year at secondary schools before they were displaced.

The IDPs were first evaluated and enrolled into four senior secondary schools to prepare them for the examination.

The schools are Government Secondary School, Jajeri, Govt Girls Second school, Yerwa, Govt College, Maiduguri and Government Girls College Maiduguri.

“Governor Kashim Shettima released funds to the Borno State Emergency Management Agency which we used to paying the WAEC fees of all the students,” he said.

“As you know, in Borno, the State ?Government pays for WAEC but parents pay a counterpart of N6,500 as show of commitment. So, what SEMA paid was the counterpart since the Government already paid for all WAEC students across Borno State.

“Mock exam was organized for over 1,000 IDP’S but out of them, 250 did well and were believed to be emotionally and academically set for this year’s WAEC.

“The Governor also asked us to secure JAMB forms for all of them which is being done, we hope that all of them will do well to become eligible for University admission by end of the year.”

He further said that the governor had authorised the purchase of JAMB forms for the 250 students while some of the 1000 IDPs who showed potential in the mock exams are likely to sit for exams to gain entry into tertiary institutions.


Source: The Cable

Fire guts WAEC office in Kaduna state

A section of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, was on Tuesday engulfed by fire.

A senior security source told our reporter that the fire started around 9:10a.m at the zonal office along Kaduna/Zaria Road, Kawo, Kaduna.

“We received a distress call this morning of a fire incident at some offices of the Kaduna WEAC zonal office this morning.

“Four offices were affected by the fire, which has been put under control by the combined efforts of the fire service and other security outfits.

“We suspect the fire was caused by electrical problem,” the source said.

An official of the WAEC office who did not want his name mentioned because he has no authority to speak to journalists, said the exams and administrative offices were affected.

The spokesperson for the police, Kaduna command, Aliyu Usman, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him.

Daily Trusts quotes WAEC’s deputy registrar, and zonal coordinator, Fidelis Gaya, as saying the fire razed down eight offices in the examination record section and administrative office.


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WAEC decries rising cases of examination malpractices in West Africa

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) yesterday expressed worries over the rising incidences of malpractices by the candidates who sit for the examinations.

The Registrar of WAEC, Dr. Uyi Uwadiae, who said this at the ongoing 65th Annual Meeting of the Council in Abuja, lamented that the development was mind-boggling, despite the punitive measures being adopted by governments of the member-countries of the examination body.

He disclosed that 2,223,819 sat for international examinations in 2016, adding that the figure comprised 1.887,491 as school candidates, while 336,328 sat as private candidates in all member countries.

In the Gambia, 15,954 candidates or 0.72% enlisted for the exams and in Liberia the piloting of the examination which was interrupted by Ebola resumed with 10,420 school candidates or 0.47 percent.

Uwadiae added that WAEC’s main national examinations were conducted for 878,880 candidates in 2016, of which 79,015 candidates (or 8.99%) enrolled in The Gambia, 465,576 (or 52.97%) in Ghana, 116,897 (or 13.30%) in Liberia and 217,392 (or 24.74%) in Sierra Leone.

He lamented however, that despite Nigeria’s leading role in the establishment and sustenance of WAEC, the country was not taking full advantage of the Council’s expertise in the conduct of the national examinations.

In addition, the council conducted aptitude and selection tests for public and private institutions across the sub-region in 2016. The test batteries were developed by the Council’s Aptitude Test Development Section of the Research Department.


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Education Minister directs WAEC to reduce registration fees

Minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has urged the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to review its registration fee and process to give equal opportunities to secondary school leavers.

Adamu made the call on Monday in Abuja when he received WAEC’s governing council, led by the chairperson, Evelyn Kandakai.

He said that many parents and guardians complain about the exorbitant fees charged by the council, as their children/wards fail to write the examinations upon completing secondary education.

Anthony Anwukah, minister of state for education, commended WAEC’s contributions to the development of education in Nigeria and other member countries, namely Ghana, Gambia, Sierra-Leone and Liberia.

He urged the WAEC governing council chairperson to use her position “as a role model for the promotion of the girl-child education in the sub-region.”

Responding, Kandakai acknowledged Nigeria’s outstanding contributions toward the sustenance of WAEC over the years.

Founded in 1951, WAEC is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for universities and Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) entry examination in West Africa countries.


Source: The Cable

School drags WAEC to court for withholding results of 100 students

The Christ National Model College, Ido, Ibadan, has sued the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over the seizure of the May/June 2015 results of the school.

At the hearing of the suit on Tuesday, justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the federal high court, Ibadan, adjourned the case till April 6.

The judge adjourned the case in order to allow WAEC appear in court to defend itself.

Elizabeth Shittu, counsel to the plaintiff, had approached the court to order the examination body to release the 2015 May/June SSCE results of 100 of its students.

According to Shittu, one of the allegations levelled against the secondary school by WAEC was that the 100 students who sat for the examination cheated.

She said WAEC also alleged that the school carried out substitution of some examination papers like Animal Husbandry and English Language while the school failed to explain how the substitution was done.

But the plaintiff’s counsel argued that such substitution should not have led to the cancellation of all the papers of the entire students of the school.


Source: The Cable

Only 38.5% Passed 2016 WASSCE– WAEC

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the 2016 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, with only 38.5 per cent meeting the requirement of five credits, including English Language and Mathematics.

The Head of WAEC National Office, Olu Adenipekun announced the release of the results in Lagos yesterday.

According to Adenipekun, the results of the candidates were a remarkable improvement compared to similar results released for the 2014 and 2015 examinations whereby 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent obtained five credits, including English Language and Mathematics respectively.

A total number of 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50% who sat for the WASSCE for private candidates, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and mathematics.

Speaking at a press conference, Adenipekun stated that the performance of candidates who sat for the examination this year is far better than last year.

He disclosed that in 2014, 29.37% of candidates who sat for the examination obtained credits in 5 subjects and above while in 2015, 20.59% of candidates obtained credits in 5 subjects and above.

According to him, a total of 176,621 candidates registered for the examination this year, while a total of 172,699 candidates sat for the examination.

He disclosed however that the results of 13,488 candidates, representing 7.81% of the total candidates for the examination are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

He further disclosed that cases of examination malpractice were being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration.

He however pointed out that should the candidates be found guilty, their results will be withheld.

He also disclosed that 19 visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the examination in Nigeria, out of which four candidates, representing 21.05% obtained credits in 5 subjects, including English language and mathematics.

While expressing gratitude to the supervisors, invigilators, custodians and other personnel for their dedication to duty during the conduct of the examination, he informed that the results will be released to candidates within the next 24 hours.



WAEC certificate valid for life – Registrar

The Registrar of West African Examination Council, WAEC, Iyi Uwadiae, says the certificate issued by the examination body is valid for life.

Mr. Uwadiae, who stated this at the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum in Lagos said that examination conducted by WAEC “is an achievement test’’ which remains valid forever.

He spoke against the backdrop of recent moves to increase the validity period of the Unified Test and Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), from one to three years.

“WAEC is an achievement test. So, ours is to say at this level, like in Nigeria, we are for senior secondary.

“So at this secondary level, our result is saying that you have achieved this.

“It means you have gone through educational system for this period of years and you have achieved this.

“Therefore, you are qualified to move to the next stage, that is tertiary institution.

“Or you can go and work; a job that requires academic achievement for that level. That is what ours is saying.

“So, a look at our achievement test, which we conduct, and saying that you have at secondary school level, you have achieved this and you can go to that.

“Ours is to say you have achieved and you have achieved, so it is valid for life.”

In the case of UTME, the WAEC registrar said it was a “selection test’’ which, he noted, was for one situation.

“There are various variables that are looked into to say these people are selected for a particular examination for a particular academic year.

“So, we may say that that examination will be valid for only that because it is specific to a particular year for a particular exam and for a particular purpose.

“So you can say that what is valid here may not be valid for the other one (examination), so for one year, yes because it is a selection text.

“In selection test, you compete and you go; so, to say okay you have done it this year, this result is valid next year, no; the situations; the variables, they are not the same.

“So, as an educationist, I will say that one is difficult. But it is left for the exam body (JAMB) to explain.

“They are the one to say whether their results will be valid for ten year, five year, three years, I cannot say much on that but I know it is a selection text and selection test is for one situation.”

He, however, said that employers of labour or higher institutions, to which the holder of West Africa Senior Secondary Examination Certificate is seeking employment or admission, could subject such candidate to ability test to confirm his or her suitability.

WAEC bans Imo schools where officials were ‘locked out’, supervisor assaulted

Two secondary schools in Imo state have been barred from registering as examination centres for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The schools have also been barred from presenting their pupils as candidates in any of its examinations for a period of five years.

Demianus Ojijeogu, head, Public Affairs, WAEC, revealed this to Punch on Thursday but declined to name the affected schools.

Ojijeogu noted that a supervisor was assaulted in one of the Imo schools while WAEC officials were “locked out for more than 30 minutes in the second school obviously to perpetrate examination malpractice”.

He said: “We don’t usually name the schools because we refer to them by their centre numbers. For the derecognised schools, examination can still hold in the school but we will not use their teachers as invigilator.

“There are 28 of those schools across the country and they can still reapply after two years, telling us what they have put in place to prevent a recurrence of examination malpractice.”

The Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the WAEC recently approved recommended sanctions for cases of exam malpractice.

A communique was issued to this effect at the end of the 62nd meeting of NEC WAEC held in Lagos.

According to the communique, the recommendations of the committee should be implemented without delay.

Video: If accused Judges should resign, Buhari should also resign over WAEC result – Ebun Adegboruwa

A human rights lawyer, Ebun Adegboruwa, in an interview with Channels TV, argued that the judges accused of corruption should not step aside.

He claimed that according to law, an accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a competent court.

Ebun Adegboruwa also argued that if the judges should resign, Buhari should also resign over allegations about his WAEC result.

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Some Candidates Forget Expo In Answer Booklets– WAEC

In a hurry to submit their answer booklets to invigilators, some candidates forget their expo (materials used for examination malpractice) in the booklets, the West African Examination Council has said.

 The council also noted that some other candidates use different answer booklets from its authorised copies.

Its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, who confirmed this in an interview with our correspondent, however, added that the council had reduced the incidence of impersonation in its examinations through its biometric registration process

He said, “We encounter malpractice during the examination and during marking. Some leave the expo in the answer booklets. We see that all the time. Others use other answer booklets different from the council’s own. But, we discover these things during marking because the booklets do not have our serial numbers and they are not usually signed by the supervisors. Supervisors usually sign the booklets before they are given to the candidates.

“We have been able to handle impersonation through our biometric process but there is still collusion where candidates will copy exactly the same answers usually dictated by a teacher. We have our invigilators but the number is limited.  When you leave the centre or before we get there, they will do what they want.”

He added that the council was still dealing with challenges of collusion, which involved teachers aiding candidates during examination.

Ojijeogu, who said that some candidates harassed supervisors, noted that the development had forced the council to adopt a more discreet approach in making announcements regarding examination malpractice.

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WAEC To Mark Scripts Electronically

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) will begin marking theory scripts electronically with the 2016 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr Olutise Adenipekun, who spoke when members of the Education Writers’ Association of Nigeria (EWAN) visited his office on Tuesday, said the e-marker was introduced to align the assessment of the examination with international best practices.

“We are providing service and the people we are providing service for are youths of the country and youth naturally are restless. So they also want to see new things,” he said.

Adenipekun explained that the same booklet would serve for question and answers for the theory section. As a result, candidates would no longer be allowed to take questions away from the examination hall.

He said some teachers have undergone training to deploy the e-marker, adding that many more would be trained.

He promised that the WAEC template of assessing candidates will remain the same adding that it will not be in the interest of Nigeria to lower the standard of the examination for whatever reason.

Adenipekun praised EWAN for its foresight and contributions to national growth and development through quality reports.

In his speech, the EWAN Chairman, Mr. Tunbosun Ogundare, thanked WAEC for recognising the association.

He also pledged the commitment of the body to improved education coverage towards achieving the required reform in the sector.

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Group condemns WAEC’s relocation of Edo students to Ondo, Delta states.

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has condemned the decision of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to relocate 1,742 candidates sitting for the ongoing November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Edo State to Ondo and Delta states, thereby increasing the financial expenses on poor working class guardians.


In a statement, the national coordinator, Hassan Taiwo Soweto stated that the decision of WAEC is exploitative and insensitive.


As a public institution, WAEC has a responsibility towards candidates, their parents and guardians. That responsibility involves ensuring that in circumstances of this nature, candidates, their parents and guardians are not unnecessarily over burdened”, he said.

He, however, disclosed that WAEC took the decision to relocate the candidates because of the Edo State gubernatorial elections which was scheduled to take place on September 10, the day the candidates are expected to sit for Mathematics 1 and 2.


Furthermore, he demanded that WAEC bears the full cost of this relocation including cost of transportation and, where needed, accommodation of the candidates.


As far as we are concerned, since the candidates and their parents were not responsible for the relocation, which was forced by the coincidence of the examination date with the date of the Edo gubernatorial elections, WAEC must bear the full cost including ensuring a hitch free exercise and the safety of the candidates”, he added

WAEC Set To Introduce New Device To Check Collusion

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is set to introduce a device that will henceforth check collusion during its examinations across the country.

The council’s Head, Media and Information, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that during the 2014/2015 examination, it was discovered that collusion was gradually replacing other previous forms of malpractices recorded by the council including impersonation.

“We are planning to introduce software called Item Differential Programme. This device is one that would assist in detecting collusion in any given examination.

“The introduction of the device is based on the high level of collusion that we discovered during the 2014/2015 examination.

“The device will be able to detect if candidates have jointly answered a particular multiple choice question, which we refer to as item.”

“For instance, if out of 100 candidates, 80 per cent of them go for a particular item which might be wrong as their answer, the device will immediately flag such item and aggregate the candidates,” he explained.

Ojijeogu noted that the device, if approved by council, might be introduced at its 2016 November/December diet of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

He, however, said if it was unable to introduce it during the examination in November, it would do that during the 2017 May/June diet of the WASSCE.

According to him, the council is already doing trial run and fine tuning the device.

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WAEC Denies Offering Kemi Adeosun Free Form To Resit Maths Exam

The West African Examinations Council has dismissed a report that its Registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, made some disparaging remarks about the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.


The council, in a statement, on Wednesday said it found the story “embarrassing”.

Reports on Tuesday claimed that the registrar faulted the minister’s presentation during her budget defence at the National Assembly last week and so offered her “a free chance to resit her Mathematics examination.”


WAEC Head, Public Affairs in Ghana, Mr. Abiodun Aduloju, said the story was aimed to cause disaffection between the council and the government of Nigeria.


He added, “The publication is worrisome and embarrassing to WAEC, as the registrar did not make the statement credited to him and could not have responded as purported to an allegation in which the name of his organisation was not mentioned.


“The registrar does not reside in Nigeria and has not granted a press interview or engaged in an informal chat with any Nigerian media representative or authorised anyone to speak on his behalf concerning the minister’s statement.

“Uwadiae is an experienced public personality and a seasoned diplomat, who holds sacrosanct the entrenched culture of mutual understanding and respect that exists among all operatives and representatives of the governments of the five member countries of the council.”


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WAEC Releases November/December 2015 Results

The West African Examination Council on Friday released the November/December 2015 General Certificate Examination result.

The Head of National Office of the Council, Isaac Adenipekun, who announced the result in Lagos, said results of 235,542 out of the 237,154 candidates that sat for the examination were fully processed and released.

He also said 1,612 candidates (0.68%) had some of their subjects still being processed as a result of some errors.

Mr. Adenipekun, said 79,490 candidates (33.51%) got six credits and above while 113,573 others (47.88%) obtained five credits.

Mathematics and English were among the subjects, he said.

A total of 146,253 candidates (61.67%) obtained credits and above in four subjects, 175,718 others (74.09%) got credits and above in three subjects and 200,304 candidates (84.46%) obtained credits and above in two subjects.

Mr. Adenipekun praised the supervisors, invigilators, custodians, security agencies and other ad-hoc personnel for their role in the conduct of the examination.

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“English, Mathematics Shouldn’t Be Compulsory” – Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called on universities in the country and other relevant bodies to drop the idea of making English language and mathematics compulsory for admissions into higher institutions.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor averred that making these two subjects compulsory for admissions had frustrated many brilliant students who for some reasons could not pass any of the two subjects, in their bid for higher education.

Okorocha, who said this when the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council, (NECO), Prof. Abdulrashid Garba visited him at the Government House Owerri, with his team, stressed that the time has come for all the concerned bodies in the country to help our education and also help students with the ambition of pursuing higher education, by dropping the demand that a child must credit English and mathematics to gain admission.

According to the governor, because of the rule that made it mandatory that Nigerian students must credit English and mathematics before they could proceed to higher institutions, some students indulge in some unconventional activities to scale the hurdle while some of the brilliant ones who could not make the subjects for one reason or the other would be made to stay at home.

WAEC to release withheld WASSCE results Thursday

The West African Examination Council has announced it will release the results of the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate, WASSCE, that was earlier withheld due to indebtedness by some states within 24 hours.


WAEC had withheld results of about 13 states which it said were yet to pay the examination fees of students from their states when it released the results of the other states on Monday.


However, after a meeting between officials of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and officials of the examination body in Abuja on Wednesday, Charles Eguridu, Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, told journalists in Abuja the council has decided to listen to appeals to release the results, especially because affected candidates would need the results for admission purposes.


Eguridu who said the Council realized that the default in payment of the examination fees by the states was because of the prevailing economic challenges facing the country said the results will be released in the next 24 hours.


“Our decision to open this window of opportunity, that is the resort to advance payment guarantees for affected states, was as a result of our appreciation of the prevailing economic challenges facing the nation and in order not to jeopardise the educational progress of the candidates of the affected states.


“However, following appeals from our stakeholders, including parents, the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of secondary Schools, notable Nigerians, other well -meaning citizens and most importantly, the intervention of secretariat of Nigeria governor’s Forum, which we have informed is on the directive of the chairman of the forum, governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, who has indicated that the forum will positively resolve the matter as soon as possible, we have decided to hearken to appeals and review our earlier position.


“More so, the continued withholding of the results will adversely affect the educational prospects of the affected candidates for admission purposes.


“Consequently, the management of the council has decided that the results of the candidates of indebted states would be released in deference to all the appeals and commitment of the NGF.


“The results are, therefore, to be uploaded on our result website in the next 24 hours. This decision is based on our wish not to impede the educational progress of any Nigerian child”.


Eguridu who refused to mention the name of the indebted states however appealed for the payment of the examination debts which he said was necessary to ensure that the examination body meet its financial obligations to supervisors, examiners as well as service providers and other creditors.

39% obtain credit in English/Maths as WAEC releases 2015 SSCE result

Following the release of the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, result, only 38.68 per cent of those who participated, amounting to 616,370 candidates had credit pass in five subjects including  English Language and Mathematics.

This was announced on Monday in Yaba, Lagos by the WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu, who 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.”

Comparing the result to that of previous years, Eguridu said that in 2013, the total number of candidates who obtained five credits in English and Mathematics were 639,760 representing 38.30 per cent while in 2014only 529,425 candidates representing 31.28 per cent obtained five credits in English and Mathematics.

WAEC releases 2015 SSCE results, withholds 118,101 candidates’ results

The West African Examinations Council has released the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination results, withholding 118,101 candidates’ results out of the 1.5 million students that sat for the examination.

Head of WAEC National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu, made this announcement at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

Eguridu added that the states owing WAEC had reduced to 13, saying the candidates in public schools in the 13 states would not have their results until their state governments pay their candidates’ registration fees.

The examination body had earlier raised an alarm that 19 states owed the agency about N4bn, an amount that might cripple the operations of WAEC.

WAEC To Announce Names Of Debtor States

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the West African Examinations Council will today (Monday) release the list of its debtor states, our correspondent has gathered.

The council will also announce the release of the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The WAEC Head of National Office, Lagos, Mr. Charles Eguridu, at a briefing in Lagos two weeks ago, had threatened to withhold results of candidates whose states were indebted to the council.

The debtor states, which Eguridu claimed were 19, owed the council N4bn examination registration fees.

According to him, the huge debts were frustrating the operations of the council.

The HNO, who refused to name the debtor states, promised that the council would make the list public after two weeks if they failed to offset the debts.

But a source in the council told our correspondent on Sunday that with the planned release of the May/ June 2015 WASSCE results on Monday, (today), the council had no option but the expose the debtor states.

She said, “The HNO promised to announce names of the defaulting states while releasing the results, so the expectation is normal. It will not be out of place if he makes the announcement on Monday. Except if he wants to tell the public that the states had cleared the debts.”

News Alert! WAEC To Withhold Students’ Results In 19 States Over N4b Debt

The West Africa Examinations Council, WAEC has threatened to withhold the results of students in 19 states that sat for the May/June 2015 WASSCE over nonpayment of candidates’ registration fees by their state governments.

Speaking at its national office Yaba, some hours ago, the Head of National Office, HNO, Mr Charles Eguridu said: “The affected states should 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 WASSCE will be released alongside others.”

He said that a total number of 19 states in the country owe the Council in respect of entry fees for states government sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE noting that some States also still owe the Councils registration fees for the May/June 2014 WASSCE. According to him, the 19 states which are indebted to the tune of N4 billion were not making efforts to pay adding that efforts made by the Councils to get the money from them proved abortive, hence WAEC has resolved to make it public.

Eguridu who declined to mentioned names of the indebted states said, he is given them benefit of the debt, stressing that many of the governors have just assumed office. He however urged the indebted states to pay up within the next two weeks. His words: “Many of the states of the federation, as part of their education policy, pay the registration fees of candidates for the WASSCE, particularly in the public schools.

“This is quite commendable as it afforded many indigent students the opportunity to sit our examinations and relieved many poor parents of this financial burden. “As I speak to you now, we are cash-strapped as a result of the delay in off-setting the registration fees owed the Council by some states. As a result, we are finding it difficult in meeting our financial obligations, particularly to our supervisors, examiners and service providers.

“We have written to the affected states governments without any response. The poor response is threatening the smooth operations of the Council.”

Source- Vanguardngr.com