January 17, 2021

WAEC CELEBRATES 68TH ANNIVERSARY SAYS THEY HAVE MET STAKEHOLDERS ‘ EXPECTATIONS AND ASPIRATIONS IN EDUCATION

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We Have Met The Expectations and satisfied The Aspirations of Stakeholders In Education…. WAEC Registrar
Steve Unegbu
The Registrar of the West African Examination Council ( WAEC ) ,Mr Pateh Bah has disclosed that WAEC Council has met the expectations of its publics and satisfied the aspirations of stakeholders in education by executing its mandate creditably across the subregion and that the Council is  set to commence 100% in – house printing of all examination materials and codes without further delay to truly take its destiny in its own hands
Mr Pateh Bah ,who was represented by the Abia state Branch Controller of WAEC ,Mr Okoronkwo Leonard ,during the 68th Day celebration held at WAEC premises Umuahia ,noted  that  “March 16 is the day designated WAEC Day and on this day each year staff and friends of the Council in the Gambia, Ghana ,Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone ,set aside all other things to celebrate in commemoration of the creation of this iconic and resilient institution in March 1952 “
He commended and  urged the WAEC Staff members to use the occasion of the celebration to shake off stress and rejuvenate their zeal and commitment towards the building of a new WAEC of “Our collective dream”
He pointed out that ” We have commenced preparations for the conduct of examinations and other activities of the Council across the subregion .We were at the peak of arrangements for anniversary celebration to be followed by the holding of the 68th Annual Council Meeting in Monrovia, Liberia from March 23 to 27 ,2020 ,when we realized that the rapid spread of the Corona virus pandemic would not augur well for large gatherings and close interactions which normally characterize the events of the Annual Council Meeting “
According to him , ” We deserve to congratulate ourselves on the achievements recorded through our collective efforts in the past year .
He said that ,” Management has therefore ,pledged on behalf of all staff to showcase better performance and greater achievements in the years ahead ,added that Management has identified a number of latent potentials and mapped out in each the appropriate strategy that can enhance the quality and scope of productivity in the critical operations of the Council “
He charged the WAEC staff members  to consign the leakage of question papers permanently to history and suppress all other forms of malpractice  towards extinction, adding that “before long ,examination administration and most other operations must be technology-driven .
In his speech, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) ,Mr Patrick Ehidiamen  Areghan ,who was represented by Mr Lucky Njoagwuani ,Head of Examination Security, Abia state branch ,thanked the Staff of the Council in Nigeria ,while assuring them of his desire and readiness to carry everybody along in the discharge of his  duties and responsibilities as the Head of National Office.
He said , ” In the last 68 years ,the Council has played an important role in the educational sector of Nigeria and the subregion at large .It has recorded significant landmarks on the educational, economic and social landscape of the country, ensuring sustainable human capital development that has impacted positively on national development .WAEC has fulfilled its core mandate over the years “
He hinted that WAEC shall strive to bring about more technological innovations in the conduct of Examinations ,generation of income ,relationship with stakeholders, provision and improvement of working tools ,management-staff relations, promotion of industrial harmony, the promotion of staff welfare shall be our main focus .
Speaking further, he disclosed that ,” the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020 would soon commence ,and arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the examination. ” saying all hands must be on deck to ensure a successful completion of the exercise .
Addressing the Newsmen ,the Abia state branch controller of WAEC, Mr Okoronkwo Leonard,revealed that WAEC set aside today to celebrate the core values of the Council ,which was handed over to them by the Founding fathers .
He revealed that Abia state has been doing well in WAEC examinations ,saying his team is working harder to ensure WAEC examinations are malpractice-free and to make sure WAEC gets better.
In her speech, one of the teachers at the ceremony, Mrs Juliet Nzeribe ,lauded WAEC for their consistency in the conduct of examinations, saying over the years ,WAEC has continued to get stronger.

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