Lagos — Mr Yusuf Ari, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, West African Examination Council (WAEC), said on Friday that the result of the 2012 Nov./Dec. Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) would be released within two weeks time.
Ari said this in an interview in Lagos.
He said that the council of the examination body had ensured that the results would be released on scheduled.
"I want to express satisfaction at the conduct of this year's examination. We had finished the marking exercise for the Nov./Dec. SSCE for private candidates since Nov.
"The entire process of conducting and collating was quite impressive because there were no negative reports from any of the centres nationwide.
"We used limited logistics, and this to a great extent relaxed the pressure we normally had during the May/June examination, " he said.
Ari, however pleaded with candidates and other stakeholders to be mindful of the activities of touts around the offices of the council in order not to be victims of their nefarious plans.
He said there was the need for members of the public, and government at all levels, to assist the council in its effort to protect innocent citizens from the persistent exploits of the touts.
"We all need to join hands in fighting these fraudsters who stay around our offices, looking for innocent people they would mislead by issuing fake certificates.
"We have made a lot of efforts to sensitise the public concerning the activities of these people, but still wonder why many people still go to them for transactions.
"Candidates and other stakeholders have been told over time not to transact any form of business with anybody outside our perimeter fence.
"They should walk in straight to our offices and they would be provided with the correct information.
"We do this to prevent them from losing so much in the bid of trying to get their certificates and other relevant information that could determine their future, " he said.
Ari said that before now, the council in collaboration with the police raided the touts around the council's office at Yaba, adding that various fake WAEC certificates and university certificates found on them.
He said that other documents found on them were fake polytechnic certificates, foreign institution certificates and other documents purported to have been forged by the gangsters.
"I think we should all join hands in intensifying efforts to rid the system of these set of people.
"We should also embark on this continually in other to prevent the heartache their activities usually cause the victims, " Ari added.