West African Examination Council (WAEC) has finally released the withheld results of the final year students of the Ogun state public secondary schools, who wrote the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The results had been withheld by the examination body, following the failure of the state government to pay the examination fees of the candidates, as at when due.
Education, Science and Technology Commissioner, Mrs Modupe Mujota, confirmed to Rockcity FM, that the results have just been released by WAEC, after payment of the outstanding examination fees by the state government..
Most of the students, however, could not use the released results like their counterparts in the private secondary schools, to process admission into tertiary educational institutions for the 2016/2017 academic session.
All tertiary institutions, including universities, polytechnics and colleges of education ended their 2016/2017 admission exercise last December 15, about two weeks before WAEC released the withheld results to Ogun state public secondary school candidates.
Some of the students affected by the late release of the WAEC results expressed sadness over the development, which according to them deprived them the opportunity of being admitted this year.
The affected students say that only those of them who also sat for the 2016 Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) as an alternative, were able to process their admission into tertiary institutions.
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