The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday wrote to the Ekiti State Government to apologise over the delay in the release of the 2020 results of its candidates.
In the letter, the Council clarified that the two-day delay in the release of the results on Thursday was not because the state government was indebted to it as was being insinuated in some quarters.
It said the delay resulted from a technical malfunction.
In the letter dated November 5 and signed by WAEC’s Branch Controller in the state, Alhaji Olajide Hakeem, for the Head of National Office, the Council maintained that the Ekiti Government was not in any way indebted to the Council.
The letter, addressed to the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Olabimpe Aderiye, said: “On behalf of the national office and the entire WAEC, I hereby tender our unreserved apology for the delay that occurred in the release of the Ekiti State public schools’ results.
“The Council wishes to state 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 (Wednesday) due to the heavy traffic congestion on our side. The results were eventually accessed from 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
“We condemn in its entirety, any attempt by anybody or group making campaign of calumny to achieve any selfish desire 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.”