Head of Nigeria National Office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr Patrick Areghan has explained that the newly launched digital certificate will curb the dangers of losing certificates and time lag.
Areghan stated that admission processes can now be completed within seconds with the digitalization of the certificate.
He stated this while fielding questions on a topic: Going Digital, The WAEC Approach to transforming Africa’s Academic and Employment Mobility held Wednesday via zoom.
He described the move as the body’s contribution to making the world a global village, adding that one of its objectives is to contribute to regional global cooperation.
According to the HNO, the manual system operational before the digital certificate used to be a matter of back and forth.
Mr Patrick stated the manual system was time and resources consuming.
He added that the system also created agony for modern African children.
“With the dangers of losing certificates and time lag, the digital certificate has proved its worth.
“Within seconds, you can complete admission processes.
“It is our own contribution of making the world a global village and also contribute to regional global cooperation.
“Before the launch of the digital certificate, the manual system was operational.
“It used to be a matter of back and forth, consuming a lot of time and resources.
“It created a lot of agony for the modern African children,” he said.
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