The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has debunked an online report, alleging that the results of candidates from Kano State were being withheld as a result of the indebtedness of the State Government to the Council.
This was contained in a statement signed Demianus Ojijeogu, acting Head, Public Affairs of WAEC on Wednesday.
He said there is no iota of truth in this allegation, whatsoever.
According to him, 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, urged the Kano State Government, schools and candidates, parents, and other stakeholders in Kano State to please ignore the publication”, Ojijeogu said.
Waec therefore urged the media to always balance their stories and cross-check their facts before publishing them.
BY TAIWO OGUNMOLA-OMILANI