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					WAEC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
      UNIVERSITIES
               BY
 MULIKAT A. BELLO (ALHAJA, MRS.)
        REGISTRAR, WAEC
             INTRODUCTION
 WAEC is:
• a 5-nation organization;
• made up of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone,
  The Gambia & Liberia;
• established in 1952 by Ordinances of the four
  pioneer member countries;
• Liberia became the 5th member country in
  1974.
       INTRODUCTION CONTD.
WAEC’s Mandate:
• determine the examinations required in the
  public interest;
• conduct such examinations ;
• award certificates of international standard.
        WAEC EXAMINATIONS
WAEC conducts:
• International examinations;
• National examinations
• Others ( aptitude tests and examinations
  conducted on behalf of other exam. bodies).
     WAEC VISION AND MISSION
Vision:
• To be a world class examining body , adding
  value to the educational goals of its numerous
  stakeholders.
   WAEC’s VISION AND MISSION
             CONTD.
 Mission:
• West Africa’s foremost examining body,
  developing and maintaining internationally
  accepted procedures in examinations,
  providing qualitative and reliable educational
  assessment, encouraging academic excellence
  among the youth, and promoting
  international cooperation.
    WAEC’s EXAMINATIONS & OTHER
              ACTIVITIES
•   International Examinations;
•   National Examinations;
•   Aptitude Tests;
•   Examinations conducted on behalf of other
    examination bodies.
  STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH
         UNIVERSITIES
• WAEC products form Universities’ raw
  materials;
• WAEC’s exams have predictive validity –
  successful candidates in WAEC exams without
  hint of malpractice perform well in
  universities;
  STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH
      UNIVERSITIES CONTD.
• WAEC shares the passion and concern of
  universities for malpractice-free assessment;
• Introduced a number of malpractice-control
  measures:
 Photo-embossed certificates;
 e-registration of candidates;
 on-line result-checker facility;
 on-line result verification facility.
 PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES
Result verification facility:
• Before:
Direct request to WAEC per candidate;
Purchase of hard copy of result print-out per
  exam for =N=100,000.00 only;
Problems:
High man-hour demand;
Possible compromise;
 PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES
           CONTD.
cumbersome storage;
possible loss of result pages;
delay in verification.

At present:
• Omnibus result verification:
purchase of a CD containing the consolidated
  result per exam. for =N=I50, 000.00 only;
 PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES
           CONTD.
• CD is with an accompanying search engine for
  roaming within a range (to locate specific
  candidate);
• CD is attached/identified to unique systems to
  avoid unauthorized entry/movement.
Main problem:
• Usage is restricted to the unique system to
  which it is attached.
 PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES
           CONTD.
Other possibilities/areas of partnership:
• Industry Standard Verification/Admission
  Facility:
Allows verification of candidate’s result before
  admission;
Involves a handshake/interface between the
  university data platform and WAEC data
  platform;
 PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES
           CONTD.
• Aptitude testing for:
 selection/streaming;
staff recruitment at all levels;
staff placement/promotion;
scholarship.

• Research into and Seminars on educational
  curriculum/assessment issues.
               CONCLUSION
• Appreciation – for existing relationship;
• Hope for greater ties/partnership;
• Faith in our ability and capability (WAEC and
  Universities) to work together and take the
  required giant strides, meet the emerging
  challenges and smoothen the pathway(s) to
  quality assurance in post-Basic education in
  Nigeria.
LAST WORDS
   THANK YOU
FOR THE HONOUR
      OF
 YOUR AUDIENCE

				
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