The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) last week rolled out the drums to celebrate its 67th year anniversary and also used the celebration to assure Nigerians of its continuous quality service delivery.
The ceremony which was held at WAEC Yaba, Lagos head office attracted some stakeholders in the education sector such as examiners, supervisors, schools, friends of the council and officials from Lagos State Ministry of Education.
The anniversary celebration featured goodwill message from the Registrar of the examination council, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae.
“The 16th of March, designated WAEC Day, is a unique day for all staff and friends of WAEC in The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. It is a day set aside each year for members of WAEC family to commemorate the establishment of our flagship organization in March 1952.
“As we celebrate WAEC’s continued existence today, we give expression to our joy, pride and gratitude by engaging in various festive activities in all offices of the council across the sub-region,” he stated.
According to the Registrar, activities of the council were successfully carried out in member countries and added that it conducted hitch-free and leakage international and national examinations across the sub-region.
He also disclosed that 2,277,588 million candidates wrote the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2018 and that the figure comprised 1,976,537 million school candidates and 301,051 private candidates.
The council’s Orchestra entertained guests with songs, school debate between Queen’s College, Yaba and Dowen College, Lakki, health talk, cutting of the anniversary cake and presentation of awards.