The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has explained the reason why the release of the 2020 West Africa Senior Examination results of candidates in public schools in Ekiti State was delayed.
On Thursday, the examination body in a statement by its branch controller Mr. Olajide Hakeem on behalf of the head of WAEC national office, explained that the delay was as a result of traffic congestion on WAEC’s result portal.
In a letter written by Hakeem, which is directed to the Commissioner for Education in the State went further to explain that contrary to rumours in some quarters, EKiti State is in no way indebted to WAEC, therefore, indebtedness wasn’t responsible for the delay in the release of results.
The WAEC official also noted that the delay and congestion have been resolved as candidates in public schools in the state can now access their results.
The letter reads; ”On behalf of the Head of National Office and the entire West African Examinations Council, I hereby tender our unreserved apology for the delay that occurred in the release of Ekiti State Public School results.
”The Council wishes to state clearly, that Ekiti State was not in any way indebted to WAEC. However, it should be noted that many candidates from all parts of the country were unable to access their results throughout yesterday due to the heavy traffic congestion on our site. The results were eventually accessed by 5:45 pm yesterday.
”We condemn in its entirety any attempt by anybody or group making a campaign of calumny to achieve any selfish desires on this very sensitive issue. Ekiti State government remains one of our very reliable clients and we cherish the cordial relationship existing between the state and the Council, which we intend to keep.
”We regret any inconveniences arising from the delay in the release of results of Ekiti State Public Schools.”