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West African Examinations Council has said that the council was still being owed TWO BILLION NAIRA registration fees by state governments.

The debt is for their candidates who sat for this year’s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Dr. Charles Eguridu, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Recall that the council delayed the release of results from indebted state after announcing the debt of about four billion naira.

The decision was changed following interventions from the Nigerian governors forum.

“I want to state that about N2bn out of the over N4bn owed the council by some state governments was still outstanding.

“No fewer than 14 states so far have responded to this; but I think the response should be better. This is seriously affecting our operations.

“We had entered into a gentleman’s Memorandum of Understanding with the concerned state governments because we found out that they are equally trying to give education to Nigerian children.

“And if they approach us, based on that, there is need for us to oblige them,” he said.


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