WAEC migrates fully to electronic enrolment in Nigeria

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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Chairman Nig. National Committee of WAEC, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, Minister of FCT Muhammed Bello, WAEC Head Nig Office Mr Olu Adenipekun, Master Seunara Arotiba and his Mother in Abuja while being honoured by WAEC Nigeria as best overall International and National student in 2018 WASSCE..

The West African Examination Council WAEC, says it has achieved 100 percent migration from paper based enrollment to electronic enrolment of candidates in Nigeria.

The Council also said that the Nigerian National office of WAEC has taken advantage of Information Communication Technology to improve its service delivery.

The Chairman, Nigeria National Committee of the West African Examination Council, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir made these known in Abuja during the 57th Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee of the West African Examinations Council.

Abdulkadir noted that the innovation includes the online registration of candidates for both the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates and private candidates.

According to the Chairman: “The development has enabled the council in Nigeria to achieve 100percent migration from Paper based to electronic enrollment of candidates for its examinations.”

“The deployment of quick response code(QR-Code) on its certificates, thereby making it impossible to falsify certificates issued by the council.”

She also mentioned candidates identity verification attendance, malpractices and post examinations management system as part of the ICT deployed by the council in Nigeria in the conduct of the council’s business.

“The marking and adaptation of computer Based Test for Aptitude tests , the adoption of advanced printing technology and deployment of new technological solution called ITEM Differential Profile, are some of the innovations adopted by the council to tackle the menace of examination Malpractices,”  Hajia Binta said.

The Chairman Nigeria National Committee, also disclosed that the council has also perfected its electronic certificate management system, an online portal being deployed to enable qualified candidates in the WASSCE for private candidates request for their certificates online via a dedicated platform.

She also mentioned candidate’s identity verification attendance, malpractices and post examinations management system as part of the ICT deployed by the council in Nigeria in the conduct of the council’s business.

“The marking and adaptation of computer Based Test for Aptitude tests, the adoption of advanced printing technology and deployment of new technological solution called ITEM Differential Profile, are some of the innovations adopted by the council to tackle the menace of examination Malpractices.”

The Chairman Nigeria National Committee Chairman further disclosed that a Nigerian, Master Seunara Peter Arotiba emerged overall best internationally in the 2018 West African Senior School Examinations WASSCE, leading candidates from five African countries and returning victory to Nigeria after eleven years.

She also made known that the 18year old Seunara clinched the first prize for the National distinction/Merit Award in the 2018 WASSCE.

According to her: “The three best candidates for WASSCE 2018, are Arotiba Seunara Peter, Adeagbo Michelle Oluwabukunmi, Obi Obuoha Abiamamela Prince.”

Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja Lagos and Chrisland High School, Ajah Lagos, both produced best male and female candidates in the 2018 WASSCE and both won the Omo N Oba Erediuwa Coronation Trophies.

The Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos also won the Augustus Bandele Oyediran Prize Trophy following the results of its best 50 students in English language, Mathematics and Sciences.

The WAEC Endowment fund was established by the West African Examinations Council at its 30th Annual meeting in March 1982 to promote educational development projects of international repute.

The fund is also to provide awards for outstanding performance by candidates in the Council’s examination.

The WAEC Endowment prize is worth 5000 U.S Dollars.

Meanwhile, Seunara Arotiba is presently studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.

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