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Thursday, 13 August 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.
report By,
Sun News

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