WAEC Now Online in Sierra Leone
Regional examining body, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) last week launched its online result checking system for Sierra Leone called WAEC Direct Sierra Leone Online Service.
The service, which was made possible by Fleet Technologies Limited (FTL) in Nigeria, would enable past and present secondary school students at all levels to check their transcripts anywhere there is Internet access, including on mobile phones.
Students who sat for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) between 2000 and 2007; Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) between 1996 and 2007; and National Primary School Examinations (NPSE) between 1993 and 2007 can access their results from the online information system with a scratch card called WAEC Direct Access Card that costs Le 10,000.
Each scratch card has a 12-digit PIN code and allows only one user to check his or her results three times. Results checked from the system can be sent to private email addresses.
MD/CEO of FTL said that a software that could capture students' bio-data including passport photograph for forwarding to WAEC's central system, has been developed and added that other services such as SMS and email would be deployed to the website later.