West African Examination Council, WAEC Implements New Technology To Curb Examination Malpractice
While announcing the release of the 2015 WASSCE Nov/Dec results yesterday, the Head of National Office of West African Examination Council in Nigeria, Mr. Isaac Adenipekun revealed that WAEC has deployed the use of a cutting edge technology known as “CredenceOne” in the conduct of its examinations.
Explaining how this device works, the WAEC Boss 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. The device is programmed to compare the scanned fingerprint template with the initial templates captured during registration and display the candidate’s details to check impersonation.”
“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”, he explained.”
It is believed that the implementation of this technology, will help curb the issue of impersonation and reduce examination malpractice.