Borno students lament withholding of WAEC/NECO results
Students of public secondary schools in Borno have expressed concern over the withholding of examination results by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Commission (NECO).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two agencies withheld results for the June/July 2017 examinations due to the inability of the state government to settle outstanding fees.
The state government had pledged to contribute 75 per cent of the total cost while the candidates were to pay the remaining 25 per cent.
A cross section of the candidates, who spoke to NAN in Maiduguri, described the situation as “worrisome.’’
Jidda Mustafa, a student of Government College Maiduguri, said that he could not apply for entry into any institution of the higher learning due to non-release of the results by NECO.
Jidda lamented that the trend might affect his chances of securing admission this academic year.
“Most of candidates could not apply for admissions due to non-release of examination results by WAEC and NECO.
“It is disheartening to see that while private school students are pursuing their admission into universities and other institutions of higher learning, students of public schools are helpless,” he said.
Fati Abubakar, also a student of Government Girls College Maiduguri, who corroborated the opinion, called on the government to pay the examination fees to enable them to further their education
Mr Shettima Umar, the Vice Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) in Borno, decried the withholding of SSCE and NECO examination results in the state.