Middle: Head of Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun seated with other WAEC Staff at the Cooperate Social Responsibility Project Launch held today in Lagos.

By LOVETH AZODO, Lagos

In continuation of it’s support to the Nigerian Child, West African Examination Council (WAEC) has launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project.

WAEC gifted 1050 pieces of branded student chairs and tables to some selected schools and teachers that have supported in the successful conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria over the years with their facilities despite other commitments and challenges.

The schools which serve as venues for the coordination of Examiners and Marking of Candidates’ Scripts for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School and Private Candidates in Nigeria are beneficiaries of the initiative.

Speaking Today, at the Media Launch of its CSR project, held at the Council’s National Office, Lagos, Head of Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun revealed that there are 84  schools used by the Council as venues for the Marking of Candidates’ Scripts for both the school and private candidates examination.

According to Adenipekun the schools are spreaded across the states of the federation where the council zonal and branch offices are situated in Nigeria.

“Currently, we have 12 zonal Offices; 21 branch offices; 2 satellite offices and 1 liaison office”

However, he mentioned that 21 out of the 84 schools serving as marking venues were selected from 10 states of the federation namely: Sokoto, Oyo, Abia, Kwara, Bayelsa, Plateau, Edo, Kogi, Nasarawa and Delta adding that they will be the first batch of the beneficiaries for this noble initiative.

On distribution of the tables and chairs, he said “Each of the selected 21 schools is to receive 50 pieces of the WAEC branded student chairs and tables signaling the flag-off of this project. In addition to this branded student chairs and tables going to the 21 schools, five sets of the WAEC branded chairs and tables will also go the teachers in the selected schools.”

He stated that there are four marking centres at Ibandan, two centres at Umuahia, three centres at Asaba, one centre at Lafia, one centre at Yenegoa, two centres at Sokoto, three centres at Illorin, three centres at Benin, one centre at Jos and one centre at Lokoja.

In his optimism, Adenipekun Said “By the end of Q2 (second quarter) of 2020, we would have touched all the schools serving as marking venues in Nigeria.

He added that the council will in future, touch other needs of the schools and teachers through the CSR project.