The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has denied online reports alleging the seizure of results of candidates from Kano State.
WAEC described the allegation of results seizure due to indebtedness of the state government to the Council as fake.
Acting Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, in a statement on behalf of the Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan stated, “The attention of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has been drawn to a publication in online media, alleging that the results of candidates from Kano State were being withheld as a result of the indebtedness of the Kano State Government to the West African Examinations Council.
“There is no iota of truth in this allegation, whatsoever.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Council wishes to state that the results of candidates of Kano State origin were released alongside those of other candidates on Monday, November 2, 2020.
“The Kano State Government is not in any way indebted to the Council. The results of candidates from the State were never, and are not, being withheld as alleged.
“The West African Examinations Council, therefore, urges the Kano State Government, schools and candidates, parents, and other stakeholders in Kano State to please ignore the publication.
The statement added, “We want to also urge the media to always balance their stories and cross-check their facts before publishing them.”