By Ismail Auwal

Two months after, more than 70,000 Kano State candidates who sat for the October/November 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) cry over the failure of the government to pay registration fees.

A student who sat for the exams lamented on how he might miss being admitted to Bayero Univerisity if the government fails to settle the examination council.

The National Examinations Council (NECO), on January 19th, released results of 1,209,992 candidates that wrote the examination across the country, but refuse to release that of Kano State Candidates.

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

In December 2020, it also released N32.4 million for state-sponsored indigent candidates writing SSCE in the state.

A source at NECO told SAHELIAN TIMES that the body is yet to release the result “due to the government failure to pay the candidate’s registration fee.”

Kano Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru, couldn’t be reached by our reporter at the time of writing this report.


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