The West African Examination Council has agreed to release the and upload the results of candidates of indebted states on its website in the next 24 hours.
Charles Eguridu, the Head of the Nigerian National Office of WAEC, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
Eguridu explained that the Council’s decision was as a result of intervention from stakeholders.
He said WAEC’s decision was informed by its determination not to impede on the educational progress of any Nigerian child.
According to him, the continued withholding of the results will adversely affect the educational prospects of the affected candidates who require them for admission purposes.
Eguridu said: “Our decision is sequel to appeals from our stakeholders, including parents, the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, notable Nigerians, and other well-meaning citizens.
“Most importantly, the intervention of the Secretariat of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
“The intervention is on the directive of the Chairman, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, who directed that NGF will resolve the matter as soon as possible.
“We have decided to hearken to the appeals and review our earlier position.
“The results are therefore to be uploaded on our results website in the next 24 hours.”
Eguridu urged the affected states to reciprocate the gesture by paying up so as to enable the Council to meet its own obligations to supervisors, examiners, service providers and creditors.
On his part, Alhaji Abdulatif Shitu, the Director of Strategies of the NGF, said the forum had given its assurances that it would live up to its commitment.
Shitu said most of the affected states were making efforts to pay as they had issued bank guarantees.
He said: “We have directed the affected states to live up to their financial obligations to the Council.
“The debt in question is not an accumulated debt.
“It is just for 2015.”
According to Shitu, while most of the affected states were having financial difficulties, it is urgent also to pay WAEC in order to keep it running.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that WAEC had on August 10 withheld results of 13 states due to their inability to pay the fees as agreed with the Council.
NAN.