WAEC deploys response code, halts certificate falsification

Determined to eliminate forgery of its certificates, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said it has deployed a ‘Quick Response Code’ on its certificates in order to make it impossible for anyone to falsify certificates issued by the Council. Chairman, WAEC Nigeria National Committee (NNC), Mrs. Binta Abdulkadri, who disclosed this at the Council’s 57th annual meeting in Abuja, noted that several innovations had been deployed over the years to ensure an improved service delivery. According to her, among many others innovations put in place by the Council, include an…

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WAEC appoints new registrar, CEO

Following the expiration of the five-year tenure of Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, who bowed out of office late last month, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), yesterday named Mr. Pateh Bah, from The Gambia, as the 13th Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the council. His appointment was ratified by council, the international governing board of WAEC at its 67th annual meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in March 2019. Bah, who succeeded Uwadiae from Nigeria, wwould hold forte for the council for five years from October 2019 to September 2024. Bah,…

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Sokoto releases N300m WAEC, NECO 2018/2019 examinations fee

In order to ensure the prompt release of the results of its indigenes who sat for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) examinations, Sokoto State government yesterday said it has paid N300 million to the two bodies for the 2018/2019 examinations, as part of the costs due to them. This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of state Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education, Nura Bello Maikwanci. The statement said the amount was for the payment of examination fees…

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WAEC fighting against exam malpractice – Registrar

As the stage is set for the Registrar of Council, West African Examinations Council, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, to bow out of office later this month, he said he was convinced that he was leaving a healthy council. According to Uwadiae, who assumed office as the 12th Registrar to Council in 2012 for a five-year tenure, and was granted a two-year extension at the expiration of his tenure in September 2017, the council in the last few years, had fought a good fight to eradicate the menace of malpractices in its…

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WAEC allays parents, candidates’ fears over withheld results

  The Head of the Nigeria National Office (HNO) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun has allayed the fears of parents and candidates whose results are still being withheld that the Council will speed investigations on the various cases in order to make the fate of the affected candidates known. In the 2019 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results released last week, no fewer than 180, 205 candidates, representing 11.33 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination…

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WAEC, scholars, others to brainstorm on technology, innovation

Head of the Nigeria National Office (HNO) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun, has stressed the place of technology and innovation in test and measurement, saying that the council would continue to deploy new ideas, technologies and innovations that would enhance quality delivery. This was as he added that the council would not compromise the integrity of its examinations by always seeking improvement in the areas of evaluation and assessment. The HNO disclosed this yesterday at the Head Office of the council in Yaba, Lagos, while…

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Proprietress diverts students’ N5m WAEC registration fees, convicted

Proprietress of Dala Standard Secondary School, Maiduguri, Josephine Udeh, has been convicted for collecting N5,059,000, WAEC registration fees from 284 students of her school and converting it to her private use. Udeh was arrested and arraigned by the Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She was arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri on a one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5,059,000. She pleaded not guilty upon her arraignment on April 24,…

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Senior WAEC official confirms Buhari’s secondary school results

President Muhammadu Buhari opened his second day of defence on Wednesday before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) by calling a senior official of the West African Examination Council (INEC) as his first witness of the day. The official, Oshindeinde Henry Adewunmi said he is the Deputy Registrar Charge of School Examination in Nigeria. The petitioners – Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – are challenging Buhari’s election at the last presidential election on among other grounds, qualification. The petitioners are claiming the President did not have a…

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WAEC records 64% pass, withholds 180,205 results

The results of the 2019 May/June Diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) released yesterday indicated improved performance over that of last year. In the results announced by the Head of the Nigeria National Office (HNO) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun, at a press conference in Lagos, the council noted that a total of 1,020,519 candidates, representing 64.18 per cent obtained credit and above in minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. This is against the aggregate performance of 50…

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Remita partners WAEC on sale of GCE exam Pin

Prospective private candidates of the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) – Second Series (Aug/Sept WAEC GCE) across Nigeria can now conveniently purchase their registration PINs through any of the multiple channels available on Remita, the leading electronic payment platform in Nigeria. This agreement was made recently as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) formally announced the commencement of the sale of WAEC GCE registration PINs to commence on May 27 and end on July 19, 2019. To enjoy this service, intending candidates are to visit the Remita…

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