The West African Examinations Council has denied any association with a publication that declared Abia State as the top-performing state in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Nigerian school candidates.
In a disclaimer issued and signed on Thursday, by the Ag. Head Public Affairs, Moyosola Adesina, WAEC asserted that the claim was entirely false. WAEC also cautioned against giving any credibility to media outlets spreading this inaccurate information.
The statement added that certain platforms, driven by a desire for controversy, were attempting without success to involve the council in political matters and tarnish its reputation.
The statement read: “The attention of the West African Examinations Council has been drawn to a social media post stating that Abia State, has been rated as the best-performing State in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023, in Nigeria.
“This is far from the truth. The Council completely and totally disassociates itself from the publication.
“For the avoidance of doubt, The West African Examinations Council DOES NOT RANK the PERFORMANCE of States in its examination. This we have always stated.
“Thus, any media circulating this wrong information should be disregarded. They are mischievous platforms that trend on controversies, and their intention is purely political. They are trying unsuccessfully to drag the Council into the political arena and bring its good name to disrepute with the intention to cause disharmony among the states competing for superiority!
“Furthermore, the Council has not decided on the best candidate(s) for WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023. Any report to the contrary should be disregarded.
“The general public should please take note.”