Wednesday, August 12, 2015
WAEC to release results of 14 debtor-states
WEST African Examination Council (WAEC) has reversed its decision to withhold the results of the 19 indebted states, promising to release the results today.
The Head of Nigeria National Office, Charles Eguridu announced this after a meeting with Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on the N4 billion debt from owed by 19 states, in Abuja, yesterday.
According to him, the council, which had earlier asked the affected states to produce guaranteed bank drafts before it could release the results, made the decision due to the prevailing economic challenges facing the nation.
He, however, said the council was releasing the result because of the appeals from parents, stakeholders and as well as the intervention of NGF, which had promised to positively resolve the issue.
Eguridu said: “Following appeals from our stakeholders, including parents, the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary schools (ANCOPSS), notable Nigerians, other well-meaning citizens and, most importantly, the intervention of the Secretariat of NGF, which we have been informed is on the directive of the Chairman of the Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, who indicated that the Forum will positively resolve the matter as soon as possible. We have decided to hearken to the appeals and review our earlier position.”
He added that the continued withholding of the results would adversely affect the educational prospects of the affected candidates, as many candidates for admission purposes even now, required the results.
“The results are therefore to be uploaded on our results website in the next 24 hours. This decision is based on our wish not to impede the educational progress of any Nigerian child,” he said.
The WAEC boss still did not reveal the indebted states, but disclosed that some of the states had started to pay their debts.
He also expressed hopes that the affected states would reciprocate the gesture by fully meeting their financial obligations to the council to enable it meet its own obligations to its supervisors, examiners, service providers and other creditors.
The Chairman of NGF, Yari, also assured that the debtor-states would live up to their financial commitment.