The National Examination Council NECO withhelds the May/June SSCE results sat by students of public schools in Niger state due to the inability of the state government to meet its debt obligation to the Council. The NECO May/June SSCE results were; released on the 27th of August 2019 but; many students could not access same due to the anomaly.
The situation, has frustrated efforts by many of them to proceed to institutions of higher learning as; they cannot attend post-UMTE screening in their choice schools because neco withhelds result .
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Malam Abubakar Aliyu, told newsmen however that the state government has paid N150million.
He appealed to the examination body to allow the students access to their results especially those due; for post-UTME screenings, while promising that the state government is committed to redeeming its obligation.
“The state government has been paying NECO and WAEC for its students from the previous government and the arrangement has always been; that when the government has funds, we pay in instalment.
“NECO is owned N400 million this year and the government has commenced the payment. Last week Friday, we remitted N150 million to them and we are; still negotiating with them to release the results but they have not. Hopefully, they may release it today (Monday),” he said. He said it will be difficult for the state government to pay the amount at once because of cash constraints.