WAEC establishes online platform for candidates to request certificates

Posted by Frank Ikpefan, Abuja | 22 November 2019 | 1,078 times

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The West African Examinations Council said that it had established an Electronic Certificate Management System that would enable candidates to request their certificates.

WAEC noted that the online portal was for private candidates sitting for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination from September to November.

The Nigeria National Committee Chairman (WAEC), Mrs. Binta Abdulkadri, stated this in Abuja, on Thursday, at the 57th annual meeting of the council and presentation of awards to best performing candidates and schools.

She said that WAEC has also deployed a “Quick Response Code on its certificates, thereby making it impossible to falsify certificates issued by the council.”

The chairman said: “The Nigeria National Office, in particular, has taken advantage of Information and Communication Technology to improve its service delivery.

“This development has enabled the council in Nigeria to achieve total migration from paper-based to electronic enrolment of candidates for its examinations.

“The adoption of Advanced Printing Technology and deployment of a new technological solution, Item Differential Profile, are some of the innovations adopted by the council to tackle the menace of examination malpractice.

“The Council in Nigeria 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.”

The WAEC Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, said the annual meeting was to enable members to effect positive changes in the education sector of the country. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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