The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has apologised to Ekiti state over delay in the release of results for its students who wrote its 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WAEC’s apology was contained in a letter signed by its branch controller in the state, Olajide Hakeem, addressed to the state commissioner for education, Olabimpe Aderiye, on Thursday.
Hakeem in the letter noted that Ekiti wasn’t indebted to it as insinuated.
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 over the release of Ekiti State Public School results,” the letter read.
“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 campaign 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.”