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  • Updated: November 23, 2022

Delta Government Commends WAEC Over Examination Conduct, Assessment

The Delta State Government has praised the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for the effective conduct of examinations and appropriate assessment of students.

The state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, gave the praises during a courtesy visit by members of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC) of WAEC for its 60th Meeting in Asaba.

Represented by Patrick Ukah, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Okowa said that the Delta government understands the important role WAEC plays in the development of a child.

“The governor is a lover of education.

“If you interact with the Commissioner for Education, you will see the giant strides the government has taken in the area of education in Delta.

“I am sure your coming to the state is not just to discuss the subject matter but you see the level of knowledge we have here, we do not lack in giving information as it concerns national bodies,” Ukah said.

Prof Chike Edoziem, the Asagba of Asaba, also noted that special attention is given to the quality of secondary schools as well as the educational standards.

“I had the opportunity to be worried about the quality of secondary education in Nigeria 20 years ago while I was a Professor in the United States.

“There was an issue about continual education of Nigerian students in the American universities based on their WAEC, that the quality of performance of students is low.

“I advised that I believe that Nigerian students may not be intellectually inferior to any race in the world.

“I advised they should continue admitting Nigerians, if possible give them special attention.

“Few years later, the report was that they perform badly in the first year but subsequently they become very good,” he said.

On her part, Commissioner for Secondary Education Rose Ezewu said the state government continues to prioritise the education system, commending WAEC for being reliable in the conduct of its examinations.

Ezewu promised the support of Delta government for the council through the state’s Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.

Augustine Oghoro, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, noted WAEC as the first examination body responsible for providing quality and reliable educational assessment to students.

Oghoro added that certificates issued by the council were equal to those issued internationally, noting that the council had strong structures that guaranteed the smooth conduct of its examination.

“The council is a major contributor to regional integration and revival of values and we commend the council for its proposed merit award for some Secondary schools in Delta State," he said.

Binta Abdulkadir, Chairman of the National Committee Meeting of WAEC, said the members of the council were in the state for the 60th Meeting of the Nigerian National Committee Meeting.

Abdulkadir, also the Director of Secondary School Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, said: “WAEC is an important assessment body that is committed to ensuring the realisation of its mandates.

“WAEC carries out its functions with utmost integrity and the council is exceptional in assessing the Nigerian child.

Sunday Egomagwuna, Director of Examination and Standard, also said the meeting would improve the conduct of examinations in the state, commending the stakeholders for contributing to the growth of the sector.

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