As the 2022 National Examination Council Examinations hold of June 27, 2022, 15,000 Kano students are at risk of failing to write the Senior School Certificate Examination exam due to the failure of the Ganduje administration to pay N1.5 billion debt it owes the body.
Reports say the examination body had vowed not to allow Kano students to write the annual examination due to the huge debt as it has commitment to fulfill on the examination that includes payment to printers and other logistics.
Confirming the development on Sunday, the state Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lauratu Ado said the state government is already in discussion with NECO.
She said the state government paid NECO N356 million last week but the examination body just insisted on payment of N700 million before the students would be allowed to participate in the examination.
According to solacebase, Lauratu Ado added: "We are surprised with the stand of NECO because apart from the payment of N356m, the state government also wrote a commitment letter to the body stating that N50m would be release to the examination body monthly.
‘’The examination body did not inform us that it did not accept our commitment and the payment of the N356m, not until yesterday.
"Since then, we have been in discussion with NECO so as to address the issue,’’ she added.
The National Examination Council had withheld the 2021 NECO results for Kano students due to outstanding debt to the examination body.