The National Examination Council (NECO), has withheld the result of More than 70,000 candidates, who sat for the October/November 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in Kano State, alleging failure of the state to pay their registration fees.

A reliable source at NECO headquarters revealed that the state government was yet to pay the registration fees running into millions of naira.And
“The examination body has decided to hold on to the results until Kano State Government settles the registration fees. NECO has released result of private candidates, but candidates sponsored by the state government will not be released until payment is made,” the sourced disclosed.

As at the time of filling this report, the Kano Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru, was not disposed to enquiry on the development.

In August 2020, Kano government approved the release of N489 million for registration of candidates writing NECO and WAEC.

In December, it also released N32.4 million for state-sponsored indigent candidates writing SSCE in the state.

The National Examinations Council (NECO), had last month, released results of 1,209,992 candidates that wrote the examination across the country.

According to NECO, 894,101 candidates scored credit in English and Mathematics.

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