Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited has developed West African Examinations Council (WAEC) online result verification portal that allow people in any part of the world to have access to results of candidates.
The portal will enable institutions of higher learning, embassies and employers of labour to check and verify candidates’ results with ease.
Managing Director, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mr. Hassan Alao, described the launch as yet another first in improving the authenticity and integrity in the service delivery process of the nation’s educational sector.
He said: “It is indeed refreshing to note that the WAEC online result verification portal will promote integrity and efficiency. Ultimately, it would make life easier for students, individuals, institutions and organisations that require the service. One can only but imagine the socio-economic advantages that will accrue to the nation as a result of the time, money and other resources that would be saved with the introduction of this service.’’
Alao said Sidmach Technologies as a trusted ICT solution provider, had over the years brought about great solutions such as e-registration service, e-learning, end-to -end examination processing system and the WAEC result verification portal.
The company has also designed an e-registration system for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to bring about more efficient record keeping, elimination of the stress associated with manual registration and the curbing of exam malpractices
The solution will enable candidates register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) online.
He commended the leadership and innovations that the head of the national office (HNO) and WAEC had demonstrated in developing and deploying the service, noting that the council blazed the trail in e-registration of candidates for examinations.
Dr. Iyi Nwadiae, HNO, WAEC said that “anyone interested in verifying the results of candidates that sit for any of the council’s examination will no longer have to go through the stress of visiting the council’s offices physically before verifying results as they would have access to results of the council’s candidates from any part of the world.’’
He said the council would continue to explore new ways and means of improving service delivery to its stakeholders. With the portal’s launch, he said the council had again moved a step higher in the business of conducting public examinations.
“The launching of the online results verification portal is coming almost 10 years after the launching of the online results checking portal known as WAEC-DIRECT, in February 2003 and eight years after the take-off of the electronic registration portal in November, 2004, commencing with the registration of candidates for the May/June 2005 West African Senior School Certificate Examination,’’ he noted