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WAEC to acquire magic scanners for document authentication
THE West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is set to acquire three Magic Scanners PS 1000 for authentication of documents and responses.
The council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun, made the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos State at a news conference to announce WAEC’s hosting of the 37th annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa.
The annual conference will take place in Abuja from August 5 to August 9, with the theme: “Innovations in Educational Assessment,” according to Adenipekun.
He said that participants at the conference would come from all parts of the world.
He said the conference would enable the participants share knowledge on issues of evaluation and assessment, and sponsor international participation in the field of educational testing and assessment within member-countries.
“One thing that will be coming on board is how we can apply technology to improve our service delivery.
“The place of technology in the education sector is one thing that will take the centre stage by looking at how innovations and technologies can be deployed in the conduct of public examinations in Nigeria.”
WAEC, he said, has concluded plans to acquire three Magic Scanner PS 1000 from a UK company that has confirmed to showcase the technology at the conference.
“This Magic Scanner will be used to authenticate documents and responses before they are taken to the clouds, ‘’ he said.