Mr Olu Adenipekun, Head, National Office of the West African Examinations Council disclosed at a news conference on Monday in Lagos, the council’s objective to distribute 1050 branded student chairs and tables to selected schools across the country.
According to him, the branded chairs and tables will be distributed to selected schools that had served as venues for the coordination of its examiners and marking of candidates’ scripts for the council’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the country.
He stated that the council, over the years, had provided qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraged academic and moral excellence, promoted sustainable human resources development and international corporation, but was ready to take it a step further with this new objectve, as a means of giving back to to its stakeholders. He said “even as a non-profit making organisation, corporate social responsibility remains the hallmark of WAEC.”
According to him, a total of 84 schools are currently being used by the council as venues for the marking of candidates’ scripts, for both the school and private candidates WASSCE, spread across the country.
21 out of the 84 schools serving as marking venues were selected from 10 states across the country, namely, Sokoto, Oyo, Abia, Kwara, Bayelsa, Plateau, Edo, Kogi, Nasarawa and Delta, and each school is to receive a total of 50 pieces of these WAEC branded tables and chairs, signaling the flag off of this project.
The council expects to distribute these items to all the 84 schools by the end of the second quarter of 2020.