WAEC allegedly demands N1.85M to process list of best students


The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has allegedly demanded the sum of N1, 850, 000 (One million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) to process the list of best students for  May/June 2015 session.  

This was contained in a letter by the Council to a Lagos-based non-government organisation, Edubox, which requested for the list in order to reward the students. In a letter dated 8th December, 2015, the Chief Executive Officer of Edubox, Mr. Sanusi Tosin, wrote WAEC, requesting for the list of the students in the 36 states of the country (See it below).Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 22.00.06

WAEC responded to the letter above, requesting for N1,850,000.00 for processing the data (See the letter below).

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Meanwhile, in a telephone interview, the Chief Executive Officer of Edubox, Mr. Sanusi said that his body was disappointed by the request of the examination council. He said that an officer of the Council called him, few days, after submitting his letter, asking him if the organisation needs the hard or soft copy of the result.

“I told the officer that we will be glad if we can have both. We were shocked to receive the letter from WAEC demanding this sum of money,” he said. He added the demand has hindered his organisation in executing the project as WAEC is yet to furnish it with the names because it has not paid the money it (WAEC) demanded. Efforts to get the reaction of WAEC proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.

Culled from Vanguard

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