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WAEC explains reason for withholding some results

WAEC Withheld results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has provided reason for withholding some results.

WAEC said that all withheld results in its examinations resulted from alleged malpractices.

The Head National Office (HNO) Patrick Areghan stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

Areghan said, “Our attention has been drawn to reports in some quarters of how the council was deliberately withholding results of candidates of some states in the country.

“This, I will say, is wicked, malicious, misleading and a calculated attempt to drag the name of council into the mud or disrepute. It is utter ignorance.

“For emphasis, any candidate that has his or her result withheld is as a result of alleged examination malpractice.

“After necessary investigations of all alleged examination malpractice cases, innocent candidates would have their results released, while the guilty ones will have that subject or entire results cancelled.

“This will be as directed by the Nigeria Examinations Committee.”

The WAEC boss added, “We have our evidence though and any one in doubt can approach us. We are always ready  to present our side, anywhere we are called upon  to do.

“We stand by our rules and regulations. We will always apply the same set of laws all over the country, no matter what it takes or who is involved.

“We will never apply different sets of laws for different states in the country, or give any preferential treatment to any candidate, school or state for that matter.

“We will continue to contribute our quota to national development by delivering quality services, in a bid to sanitise the system.”

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