At least 70,000 candidates who wrote the Secondary School Certificate Examination October/November 2020 in Kano have not received their results.
The reason why more than 70,000 candidates have not received their results was tied to the inability of the government to settle the registration fees of the affected candidates.
This development occurred after WAEC in January 2021, released results of 1,209,992 candidates that took the examination across the country.
On the performances of the students for two major subjects, Mathematics and English, WAEC confirmed that 894,101 candidates scored credits in both subjects.
It has also been confirmed that the 70,000 candidates were sponsored by the Kano State Government.
A reliable source disclosed to The PUNCH in Kano on Tuesday that the state government had yet to pay the outstanding registration fees running into millions of naira.
“The examination body has decided to hold on to the results until when the Kano state government settles the registration fees. WAEC has released results of private candidates, but candidates sponsored by the state government will not be released until payment is made,” the source said.
After the development, parents have lamented that the withheld results had demoralised their children.