WAEC moves to expose fake certificates, documents

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced plans to acquire technological devices for authentication of documents.

WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Olu Adenipekun, made the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos.

“One thing that will be coming on board is how we can apply technology to improve our service delivery.

“The place of technology in the education sector is one thing that will take the centre stage by looking at how innovations and technologies can be deployed in the conduct of public examinations in Nigeria.

“In this regard, therefore, WAEC has concluded plans to acquire three Magic Scanner PS 1000 from a company in the UK which has shown interest to come and unveil this technology at the conference.

“This Magic Scanner will be used to authenticate documents and responses before they are taken to the clouds”.

Adenipekun added that the council would also acquire a tracking device that would be used to dispatch examination materials.

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