#Neco Withholds Result Of Over 80,000 Kano Students Over N500m Debt


The ambition of no fewer than 80,000 outgoing secondary school students  of Kano State to go to the higher institutions now hangs in the balance  as  the National Examination Council, NECO, has withheld their results over alleged N500 million unpaid debt by the state government.

A report monitored on BBC Hausa Service claimed the examination body withheld the students’ results because the state government could not pay the NECO examination debt amounting to over N500 million.

Kano state is among states such as Adamawa, Niger and Zamfara that owe NECO millions   of Naira in examination fees ,the report alleged.

He said he was waiting for the release of the NECO result to process admission into the university of his choice, but might lose the chance if the problem persisted.

“We tried and contacted our school, but we were told to be patient, and time is running out. I don’t know what will happen next,” he said.

Efforts to reach the state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Saidu Kiru, were unsuccessful.

A rights activist,   Ibrahim Umar, said the complaints they received from students at a time tertiary institutions were closing admission processes ,made them to intensify  pressures on government to solve the problem.

Umar said they would take the necessary measures to see that the results are released to the students, because majority paid for their exams fees themselves.

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