By Florence Ebebe-Okechukwu
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has debunked the report of an online publication claiming that the results of candidates from Rivers State, who sat for 2020 WASSCE, was being withheld because of the State’s indebtedness to WAEC.
A statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Demanius Ojijeogu reads, “The Attention of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has been drawn to a publication in an online medium, alleging that the results of candidates from Rivers State were being withheld as a result of the indebtedness of the Rivers State Government to the West African Examinations Council.
“There is no iota of truth in this allegation, whatsoever.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, the Council wishes to state that the results of candidates of Rivers State origin were released alongside those of other candidates on Monday, November 2, 2020.
“The Rivers 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 Rivers State Government, schools and candidates, parents, and other stakeholders in Rivers State to please ignore the publication.
“WAEC remains a globally recognised assessment body and would not want to be drawn into any form of controversy.”