The Functions of WAEC (West Africa Examination Council)

The Functions of WAEC

You might be wondering what is the function of WAEC, well let’s take a look at what they are first.

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) is an examination body in West Africa.

They are responsible for organizing and conducting the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination across the West Africa States.

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WAEC was established in 1952 and they are only responsible for conducting exams and issuing a certificate to only students in the English-speaking region of West Africa popularly referred to as the Anglophone Counties of West Africa.

Functions of WAEC.

  • Adherence of Internationally recognized Education Standards
  • Contribute to the advancement of quality education
  • Conduct Exams And Issue Certificate to the students of the Anglophone Countries of West Africa.
  • Promotion of Educational Project.
  • Continue to advocate for long-term development of human resources, mutual trust, and international cooperation.

Adherence of Internationally recognized Education Standards

One of the functions of WAEC is to adhere to the layout of international education standards.

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They update their syllabus and curriculum to meet the international requirements set for each course that’s being taught in secondary/high school.

Contribute to the advancement of quality education

WAEC has contributed to the advancement or development of quality education through its syllabus, and also assessment.

The syllabus has helped the West Africa student by grooming them in the path of What they want to be in further.

They occasionally organize a workshop for the teachers, to enable them to teach their students very well.

Conduct Exams And Issue Certificate to the students of the Anglophone Countries of West Africa.

One of the Functions of WAEC is to conduct exams and issue out certificates to the students of English-speaking countries in West Africa.

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Anglophone Countries of West Africa simply mean English-speaking countries in West Africa.

Promotion of Educational Project.

Another Functions of WAEC is to promote Educational projects by providing endowment funds that will help in that particular education project.

Continue to advocate for the long-term development of human resources, mutual trust, and international cooperation.

There are different schemes established by the West African Examination (WAEC) to promote the development of human resources.

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They have contributed through different ways to international cooperation between the West African Countries.

That will be all about the functions of WAEC, you can comment below and ask questions through the comment section of the blog.

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