Education

Nigerian President Buhari Extols WAEC’s Achievements On 70th Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari says he rejoices with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, which also coincides with the 70th annual council meeting being hosted in Abuja, Nigeria from March 14 to 18, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity).

President Buhari affirmed that as a proud founding member of the foremost examining board for the people of West Africa, Nigeria values the shared commitment with other Members of the Council and would continue to engage with other partners to achieve the Council’s mandate of maintaining quality educational standards that prepare the next generation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The President noted with delight that for the last 70 years, the West African examination body has brought the English-speaking West Africans together to encourage academic and moral excellence through a qualitative and reliable educational assessment.

The Nigerian President urged them as delegates to the 70th council meeting deliberate, reflect and celebrate the gains of the decades, to remember the core values of excellence, integrity, professionalism, accountability and transparency, which are at the heart of WAEC, and stand firmly by them.

The President say he believes that just as member-nations have survived a difficult year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and in some countries, previous years of internal conflict, this cherished education institution would continue to thrive as a world-class examination body.