The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has assured that its recently launched Digital Certificate platform is secured and no hacker can access people’s results.
The council’s Head of the National Office (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan, gave the assurance during an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos on Sunday, October 30, 2022. Naija News understands that Areghan boasted of the platform’s security check in reaction to worries in some quarters on the platform’s ability to deliver on its stated objectives, with others discrediting it. The official assured that some checks had been put in place on the platform to eliminate any unauthorised user from accessing the results of others. According to him, contrary to the wrong perception of the platform in such quarters, it has been largely successful for persons who have provided the right information. While assuring that no amount of blackmail or fraud will stop the latest innovation, Areghan said the platform is a clear response to modern trends, the lifestyles of the teeming youth and the technological age in general. Naija News recalls that WAEC launched the digital certificate platform on October 20, 2022. According to the council, its agenda is to checkmate the activities of fraudsters, make retrieval of lost or destroyed certificates possible and make access, sharing and confirmation easy, among other benefits. It also assured that the platform is compliant with global best practices, by ensuring that the data of candidates are protected securely and cannot be accessed by third parties without the consent of certificate owners. Areghan said it was disappointing that some people were trying to discredit such a bold and globally acclaimed initiative of the council.
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