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WAEC Drives Seamless Access to Data With New EDUSTAT Platform

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Patrick Areghan (left), Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria and Moyosola Adesina, acting head, public affairs of WAEC at the official launch of the Educational Statistics Platform (Edustat) in Yaba, Lagos on Wednesday

Determined to provide stakeholders with detailed, smart statistical insights into education, assessment dynamics, using current data, West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has launched a new Educational Statistics Platform (EDUSTAT)

EDUSTAT according to WAEC is an innovation carried out to take the edge off the manual access to data by stakeholders, improve the quality of service delivery and generate more revenue for the Council.

Patrick Areghan, Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria said the platform is designed to ease access to quality data and insights in the educational sector.

Areghan in his address at the official launch of the WAEC Educational Statistics Platform (Edustat) in Yaba, Lagos Wednesday said the examination body leverages technology, detailed data analysis and insights, to establish itself as a leading light in the educational sector and a future brand by introducing this Educational Statistical Platform.

According to him, the access to statistical data analysis, its collation, interpretation and presentation cannot be different.

“Businesses and organizations alike need every edge and advantage they can get to improve service delivery, thanks to the rapidly changing markets, economic uncertainties, shifting political landscape, customer-focus, and even the global Pandemic, which have made statistical analysis more sought-after by researchers, for fact analysis and findings,” he said.

Commenting on the benefits of the platform, the head of the Nigeria office of WAEC said the new product, EDUSTAT, is borne out of the desire to provide stakeholders, such as researchers, funding agencies, government institutions, school administrators and parents with a reliable platform that provides educational insights collected from multiple sources and delivered in simplified graphs, summaries, and dashboards which help them enhance their decisions.

He said the platform is access to a comprehensive interactive Web Report. Adding that it also offers detailed and smart statistical insights into education and assessment dynamics, using historical and current data to provide detailed intelligence for stakeholders across the globe, in a smart and easily accessible manner.

Areghan further said that one of the key features of this platform is its ability to analyze data in real-time, noting that educators can get immediate feedback on how their students are performing, enabling them to adjust their teaching strategies as needed.

“Additionally, the platform is designed to be user-friendly and customizable, allowing educators to tailor it to their specific needs and preferences. EDUSTAT is an innovative educational statistics platform designed to leverage WAEC’s comprehensive and reliable database of over 50 million candidates who have been tested over the years,” he said.

He added that this new platform seeks to change views about data analysis by providing users with easy-to-use tools to analyze and visualise data. It offers a wide range of features that will benefit users.

He reiterated WAEC’s commitment to its mission of remaining Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence, and promoting sustainable human resource development and international cooperation.

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