Following the anxiety in the state after the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination results were withheld by the West African Examination Council, the Ekiti State government has assured parents, students and education stakeholders in the state that the results would be released on Friday, November 6.
Tension mounted in the state as candidates and their parents who besieged the schools and cybercafés to check the results for the examination realised that the results were being withheld by the examination council.
WAEC had in a statement on Monday announced the release of the results of the 2020 WASSCE.
It was learnt that parents became more agitated because it was rumoured that the state government owed the examination body several millions of naira being the free WAEC fee declared for all students in public schools by Governor Kayode Fayemi,
A parent said, “The government must have pity for these students who had to stay at home for months before the examination was written. They must please look for ways to sort out whatever caused this unwholesome development because many of the candidates will use the results for university admission. We plead and beg that the government must do this fast.”
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Akin Omole, who debunked the allegation of the state’s indebtedness to WAEC, said the results were put on hold owing to an error in computation.
Omole said, “The seizure was caused by the mistakes made in some of the ways the results were computed. The issue of Ekiti owing money doesn’t arise, it was a blatant lie. The government immediately contacted WAEC and it tendered apologies to the state.
“We appeal to our candidates and parents not to be ruffled by this. The government is handling the issue with all seriousness. Going by what WAEC said, the results will be released either on Thursday or Friday this week,” the commissioner said.