The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has dismissed claims that it ranked states based on their performance in its recently released examination for school candidates as false.
Mr Patrick Areghan, WAEC’s Head of National Office, dismissed the claims, calling them misleading, false, and the work of a liar.
Areghan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that the report did not come from the council.
“We learned on social media that WAEC has graded states’ performance in our recent West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), presumably the 2022 examination for school candidates.”
“It ranked Kebbi as being 20th out of the 37 ranked states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in the public school-based performance data, supposedly made available by council.
“The malicious report rated Enugu as being first, followed by Edo and Benue, with 93.9, 93.5 and 91.7 per cent respectively among others.
“I want to say here that the ranking is completely false as it did not emanate from council, because there are many other things to be considered to arrive at such percentage and this is not part of our job.
“We, as WAEC, do not do state ranking. We only indicate number of credits in subjects and other categories.
“We do not dabble into areas that are not part of our duty as council,” the WAEC boss said.
He urged the public to disregard the ranking, noting that it was false.