Many candidates who sat for the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination may not get their results in the next two weeks, as no fewer than 19 states of the federation owe the council about N4bn examination registration fees, the West African Examinations Council has announced.
This was disclosed by WAEC Head of National Office, Lagos, Charles Eguridu on Monday, July 27, at a briefing in Lagos.
Though he refused to disclosed the affected states, he said that 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,” he said.