Bad Debt: NECO With­holds Kano Re­sults

Kano Owes N600m Debt— NECO Source

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - FRONT PAGE - From Mur­tala Ade­wale, Kano

EX­PEC­TA­TIONS of over 70,000 can­di­dates, who wrote 2017 June/july Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil (NECO), to gain ad­mis­sion into higher in­sti­tu­tions re­main un­cer­tain, as the ex­am­i­na­tion body re­fused to re­lease their re­sults.

NECO, on Wed­nes­day, re­leased the 2017 Se­nior Se­condary School Cer­tifi­cate Ex­am­i­na­tion (SSCE) re­sult, say­ing 745,053 out of the 1,051,472 can­di­dates that sat for the ex­ams scored five cred­its and above, in­clud­ing Math­e­mat­ics and English. The fig­ures, ac­cord­ing to NECO, rep­re­sent 70, 85 per­cent.

How­ever, since the re­lease and sub­se­quent re­open­ing of NECO por­tal to en­able can­di­dates check their per­for­mance, can­di­dates in Kano, es­pe­cially those en­rolled by the state gov­ern­ment have been de­nied ac­cess. The­guardian checks at vari- ous com­puter cen­tres at Sabo gari area and Zoo Road, showed hun­dreds of frus­trated can­di­dates lament­ing their in­abil­ity to know their fate. Mean­while, pri­vate school can­di­dates who sat for the same ex­am­i­na­tion were not hav­ing sim­i­lar dif­fi­culty. An anony­mous source in Kano NECO of­fice told The Guardian that NECO would not un­nec­es­sar­ily hold onto re­sults, un­less can­di­dates are in­debted.

He re­vealed that the de­vel­op­ment might not be un­con­nected to a back­log of over N600m debt Kano State gov­ern­ment owes NECO.

Con­firm­ing the de­vel­op­ment, Di­rec­tor of press to Kano State Deputy Gov­er­nor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, who is also the Com­mis­sioner for Ed­u­ca­tion, Mal. Usman Bello, told our cor­re­spon­dent that he could not as­cer­tain the truth of the pay­ment, just as he de­manded time to con­firm.

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