States indebted to WAEC may not get 2015 WASSCE Results – Head of WAEC National Office.
Over 19 States are yet to settle the WAEC’s registration fees. The Head of the Council, Dr. Charles Eguridu said this at a briefing in Lagos.
Eguridu said many states in Nigeria paid registration fees of candidates, particularly in their public schools, for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination.
He said this had afforded many indigent students the opportunity to sit for the examinations as well as relieved many poor parents of the financial burden.
The official said, however, that such obviously good gesture had come at a price to the council.
He said: “As I speak to you now, we are cash-strapped as a result of the delay in offsetting the registration fees owed the council by some states.
“A total of 19 states are indebted to the council to the tune of over N4 billion in respect of entry fees for state government-sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE.
“Some states are also still indebted to WAEC in respect of registration fees for the 2014 May/June diet of the same examination.
“We have written to the affected state governments without response and the poor response of these debtor states is threatening the smooth operations of the council.
“We, therefore, want to publicly plead with the affected states to offset the registration fees of their candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE, as we cannot guarantee releasing their results alongside others in a few weeks’ time.”