Oyo Commissioner Receives WAEC Zonal Coordinator, reaffirms Partnership For Optimal Performance

The Oyo State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining a strong relationship with the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) in order to enhance the performance of students in the state. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof Salihu AbdulWaheed, during a meeting with the Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator of WAEC, Mr Amode Waheed.

Prof AbdulWaheed emphasized that the ministry is dedicated to improving the welfare of students and ensuring that education remains a top priority in the state. He urged WAEC to consistently provide the ministry with timely information to effectively communicate with stakeholders.

Expressing gratitude for the visit, Prof AbdulWaheed acknowledged the longstanding collaboration between WAEC and the Oyo State Government. He highlighted the importance of this partnership in enhancing student performance in WAEC examinations. He also commended WAEC for withholding results from states that have outstanding fees, stating that Oyo State is not among those indebted to the council.

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In his response, Mr Olusanjo Adeniyi, the Permanent Secretary, praised WAEC for being a valuable partner in Oyo state’s progress and encouraged the continuation of this fruitful relationship.

During the meeting, Mr Amode Waheed, the Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator of WAEC, explained that the purpose of his visit was to congratulate the Commissioner and Permanent Secretary on their appointments. He mentioned that WAEC has previously recognized Oyo State by presenting a national award to Air Force School and providing furniture for Loyola College School in Ibadan. He assured the Ministry of Education of WAEC’s commitment to furthering the educational system in the state.

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The meeting was attended by Mr Akanji OLayinka, the Director of Secondary School in the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, along with other officials.


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