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Controversy Over WAEC: Cambridge Says Cannot Release Result Except on Demand
The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) which oversaw exams in the 1960’s has said that results cannot be given except on request
The university now known as Cambridge Assessment oversaw the conduct of the final year secondary school examination in Nigeria and placement into foreign universities in the 1960s.
This is trailing controversies over the president’s WAEC result which has been threatening his chances of re-election and the presentation of the president’s result by WAEC.
“We can only confirm or verify results at the direct request of or with the permission of a candidate.
“This is in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations, Data Protection Act 2018 and section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”
Confirming that African Language papers, including those for Hausa were set for the West African School Certificate, according to the Regulations for 1961, the body also noted that:
“To pass the school certificate, candidates had to pass examinations in a variety of groups. It was compulsory to pass English Language, but not Maths, in order to gain the certificate.”
“The number of candidates who sat for the WASC Hausa examination in 1961 was 152,”thr body wrote.