The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has explained the reason behind the delay in the release of the 2020 West Africa Senior School Examination results of candidates in public schools in Ekiti State.
The examination body in a statement on Thursday by its branch controller Mr. Olajide Hakeem on behalf of the head of WAEC national office, explained that the delay was due to traffic congestion on WAEC’s result portal.
Hakeem in a letter addressed to the Commissioner for Education in the State further explained that contrary to rumours in some quarters, EKiti State is not indebted to WAEC, hence indebtedness wasn’t responsible for the delay in the release of results.
The WAEC official added 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.”