The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says no amount of blackmail or fraud will stop its latest innovation, in checking the activities of fraudsters, using its recently launched digital certificate platform.
The council’s Head, National Office (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Lagos.
He also clarified on some checks that had been put in place on the platform to prevent misuse and unauthorised access to results of others.
NAN reports that the digital certificate platform, launched on Oct. 20 by the council, is to check activities of fraudsters, make retrieval of lost or destroyed certificates possible and make access, sharing and confirmation easy, among other benefits.
The platform is compliant with global best practices, by ensuring that the data of candidates are protected securely and can not be accessed by third parties without the consent of certificate owners.
Areghan said it was disappointing that some people were trying to discredit such bold and globally acclaimed initiative of the council.