West African Examinations Council (WAEC) launched an interactive platform called WAECKonnect that allows swift communication between the Examination body and its candidates. In a statement released by its Head of Public Affairs, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu, yesterday, in Lagos, the examination body noted that the ideal behind the platform was to bridge the communication gap between candidates and the council.
Parts of the statement reads;
“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.”
According to Ojijeogu, the platform will not only make it easier to communicate directly with candidate but also 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.”