Awka-Officials of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Awka have been urged to ensure credibility during the forthcoming examination.

Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha said this at the 68th WAEC Day Celebration, which took place at WAEC premises, Awka.

Prof. Omenugha was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Linus Nwabueze Nwankwo.

The commissioner said that WAEC should rise to the challenge of flushing out bad eggs among officials, who conspire with some parents to sabotage the effort of the ministry.

She said that since Gov. Willie Obiano came on board, he declared an open war against social vices as well as examination malpractices.

The commissioner also said that Anambra State had strategised to achieve quality education, such as producing competitive teachers and students with value based-education.

She commended WAEC team in the state, for facilitating impressive achievements recorded by the state education family.

According to her, the ministry and WAEC have embarked on reaccreditation of WAEC centres for better and quality service delivery.

The new Branch Controller, WAEC Awka, Mr Anietie Uduakpan, said that WAEC was 68-year-old on March 16.

He said that the office was established in March 1952, stressing that they were rolling out their drums to commemorate successes achieved so far.

Mr Uduakpan also praised the total support of Anambra State Government, led by Gov. Willie Obiano and Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha.

He noted that he was two weeks old in the state but had heard a lot of the state’s cordial relationship with his office from his predecessor.

Head, Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, said that in the last 68 years, the council had played important roles in the education system in Nigeria.

Others who gave goodwill messages are Registrar, WAEC, Mr Pateh Bah and Chairman, NASU, Awka branch, Mr Ifeanyi Ochegu.

Source: Anambra State Government