WAEC Releases New Technology to Curb Exam Malpractice – “CredenceOne”

waec logo1The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has begun with the November/December 2015 WASSCE, by deployment of another cutting-edge technology “CredenceOne” in the conduct of its examinations.

On the 16th of December, 2015 at its head office at Yaba, Lagos the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, released November/December 2015 WASSCE results, and during this, the new appointed Head of National Office, HNO, Nigeria, Mr  Olutise Isaac Adenipekun said that “the Council has begun with the November/December 2015 WASSCE, by deployment of another cutting-edge technology in the conduct of its examinations. This newly deployed technology is called “CredenceOne”.

He said: “It is the intersection of mobile communications and biometric technology. It is a mobile biometric identification and verification system, built on the Android Operating System. Using “CredenceOne” is as simple as using a mobile phone. It is used to initiate and complete the biometric verification of candidates’ fingerprints.”

He also said “The system also takes candidates’ attendance and automatically sends the records online to the remote central server for reporting. With this innovation, we can boldly say that WAEC, Nigeria now has its biometric fingerprint identification and verification system on a mobile device.”

The general public and all WAEC candidates should be aware that this device is programmed to compare the scanned fingerprint template with the initial templates captured during registration and display the candidates details to check impersonation.

 

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