WAEC Launches Interactive Platform For Candidates (Read Details)

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has
launched a talk back platform, known as “WAECKonnect’’ to
improve effective communication between the council and
candidates.
The organisation said this in a statement issued by its head of public
affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu, on Thursday in Lagos.
WAEC said it established the platform to further engage the candidates
and bridge the communication gap between them and the council.
“We are pleased to announce a new electronic information sharing and
dissemination platform, called Candidates Interactive System or
WAECkonnect.
“This is to enable the council communicate effectively with candidates
during its examinations.
“The council is determined to protect candidates from also falling prey
to fraudulent persons, who might want to take advantage of parents and
candidates’ ignorance about its operations, to misguide and defraud
them,’’ the statement read in part.
The platform will also allow WAEC to effectively engage the candidates
before, during and after the registration and examinations.
Mr. Ojijeogu stated that the platform would enable the council in
Nigeria to disseminate information to the public effectively.
“Notification of important information and changes regarding the past,
present or future examinations of the council, examination date, time and
venue will also be made available through the platform.
“The platform will also provide an auto creation of unique email address
for candidates for all interactions with WAEC.
“It will also afford the candidates the opportunity to acquaint themselves
with current technological tools that will be useful for them in the future.
“It would also be used to publicise Nigeria Examinations Council (NEC)
decision on results among other benefits,” he said.

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