Anxiety as NECO withholds results of 70,000 Kano Students

By Mahmoud Ndagi,

No fewer 70,000 candidates who sat for October/November 2020 Senior Certificate Examination (SSCE) in State, are yet to gain access to their results due to alleged failure of state government to pay their registration fees.


Recall that state government had in 2020 announced that it had approved release of N489.25 million to sponsor candidates for registration of NECO and other examinations. Also, in December 2020 it approved N32m for registration of disabled, indigent candidates.


A survey conducted by Newsdiaryonline revealed that there anxiety  that majority of the candidatee who sat for the NECO exams may miss University Post UTME required for into  tertiary .


The National Examinations Council (NECO), had released results of 1,209,992 candidates that wrote the examination across the country, with a total of 894,101 candidates scoring credit in English and Mathematics.


According to reports, the government was yet to pay the registration fees of candidates it had sponsored for the exams, running into millions of naira. The examination body said it will not release the results of the affected candidates until payment made.