Oyo directs students to check WAEC results online

Abiola Ajimobi
Abiola Ajimobi

The Oyo State Government has directed all the public secondary school students who sat for the 2014 WAEC Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations in the state to access their results on the internet.

The directive was given by the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Solomon Olaniyonu, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Monday.

The commissioner also debunked rumours making the rounds that the state government reneged on its promise of offsetting the WAEC fees of SSS III students preparing for WAEC Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations in the state.

While describing the Senator Abiola Ajimobi administration as a responsible and responsive government that would not toy with the lives of its students, Prof. Olaniyonu disclosed that government had paid a total sum of N1.7 billion as WAEC fees between 2011 and 2014.

For instance, the commissioner said that a total sum of N339,000,000 was paid in 2011 for 60,000 candidates, while N396,548,000, N446,227,600 and N540,410,400 were paid for 76,786, 55,432 and 54,864 candidates as WAEC fees in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

He said that the state government had even over-paid WAEC to the tune of over N75 million which was later returned to government by the examining body, adding that this had underscored the fact that the Ajimobi administration was a responsible government.

The commissioner blamed the unfounded rumours on the opposition which he said were all out to politicize virtually everything and set the citizens against the government.