By Emeka Aginam
With the successful full digitization of its past years examinations results, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in conjunction with Sidmach Technologies Limited, has developed an online results verification portal.
The e-results portal will domicile online results of examinations conducted by WAEC from 1980 till date .
With this, details will be captured alongside are candidates’ bio data, subjects with corresponding grades as well as passport photographs.
A good resource and verifiable tool for employers of labour, institutions of higher learning, government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, etc, the e-Results access will among others, help curb result falsification, check impersonation and eradicate trauma associated with loss of document.
However, explaining how the e-Results Verification Portal works, the Chief Technical Officer of Sidmach Technologies, Mr. Dayo Arogundade said, “To access the service, an interested organisation needs to launch the WAEC website.
‘WAEC Results Verification’ link, make payment if using for the first time and complete the subscription form. Username and password generated will be used for subsequent transaction.” The solution, developed using the Microsoft Visual Studio.Net with SQL Server backend, is very secured.
Speaking at the official launch of the portal in Lagos, the Managing Director of Sidmach , Mr. Hassan Alao said, “It is indeed refreshing to note that the WAEC online results 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.’’
He f described the launching as yet another first in improving the authenticity and integrity in the service delivery process of the nation’s educational sector.
Alao commended the leadership and innovations that the 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.
Speaking earlier, the outgoing Head of the National Office, WAEC, Dr Iyi Uwadiae said, “With the launching of the WAEC online results verification portal, the council has, 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 (WASSCE).”