A company, Edubox has revealed details around an unbelievable response to an inquiry it made with the West African Examination Council, WAEC.
Edubox had sent a letter dated 8th December, 2015 requesting a list of outstanding students for the 2014/2015 May/June Senior Secondary School Examination in order to reward them.
“It is the aim of the organisation to reward these students, with the purpose of inspiring the younger generation. This platform also, will be used to empower youth that are aspiring to go further in their educational pursuit.”
They received a pretty much shocking response from WAEC. A letter allegedly demanded N1, 850, 000 to process the list of the best students.
Specifically, WAEC replied: “This is to inform you that the cost of processing the data is N1, 850, 000.00 (one million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) only. “Kindly draw a bank draft in this sum in favour of the West African Examinations Council to enable us process your request”
Some people want to reward best WAEC candidates…the exam body wants its own reward first. LOL!
— Ediong (@Ediong) February 22, 2016
To confirm the veracity of this story, I spoke to the CEO of EDUBOX and he confirmed WAEC requested N1.8million from them for processing.
— Abd'Aziz Bakare (@Backarray) February 22, 2016