By DAYO ADESULU
Abia state was not the top-performing state in the administration of the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), according to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria.
According to a widely shared post, WAEC named Abia as the state with the highest WASSCE performance.
The assertion was untrue, according to the acting head of public affairs, Moyosore Adesina, who also said that such information is not released.
In a release sent to The Cheer News, the West African Examinations Council was alerted to a social media post claiming that Abia State had been named the top-performing State in Nigeria for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023, according to the announcement.
“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 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.”