The west African examination council (WASC) says it will sensitize and train its work force; on the key areas of technology deployment in order to improve its operations in 2018. The council’s head national office (HNO), Mr. Olu Adenipekun disclosed this; in an interview on Saturday in Lagos.
According to him, the council has organised series of retreats for both management staff and the work force; in preparatory to deploy technology in its opreations. He have worked hand in sensitizing workforce of the council; and prepare their minds because it is one thing for one to strive for something.
But if the people that drives the system are attuned psychologically to doing that all such efforts will be fruitless. So we want to prepare our psyche on the need to sharpen our tools preparation to move over to looper; can’t technologically driven WAEC and of course we have done that and we are going full blast he said .
The HNO noted that already the councils budgets for 2018 had been fully designed to support the introduction of technology; into the various aspects of its operation in nigeria. He explained that the move would put WAEC at the level it was; expected to be; in the comity of examination bodies world wide members of staff of the council must be able to go beyond; staff of the ICT department.
Even if one is messenger one should be able to ask how he can deploy technology to carry out his duties; and this applies to all other of relational components by council. So this is an era where we are looking at 2018 as year where we will be deploying technology; in all facets of our operation, not just in conducting examination processing of results; and printing of certificates but in all areas of our opreations.
On the possibility of introducing computer based test ( CTB) platform for its examination, Adenipekun said that; the CBT was not examination mode that was; limited to any particular examination body. According to WAEC also gas a section called the aptitude test department; that can equally use the CBT platform in conducting examination for candidates.
However said that the main point was that the mandate the WAEC makes it difficult to go to the whole hug; it was different from that of other examination bodies like jamb.
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