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Data for education: WAEC Nigeria unveils new statistics platform for educators

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Nigeria has unveiled its educational statistics platform to ease access to data and quality insights in the education sector. The platform has a database of over 40 million candidates tested by the examining body in over 70 years of its operations.

Speaking on Wednesday at the unveiling of the EDUSTAT, the Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, explained that the platform developed in partnership with Sidmach Technologies provides stakeholders in the sector an opportunity to analyse data in real-time. 

Areghan said the platform offers educational analysis, using data visualisation and data analysis tools as well as reliable educational assessment data to help users make informed decisions.

WAEC Unveils Education Statistics Platform
L-R, Akintunde Opawole – Product Manager, Sidmach Technologies, Mike Olajide, Executive Director, Sidmach Technologies, Patrick Areghan – Head of National Office, WAEC, Chijioke Eke – Managing Director, Sidmach Technologies, Hassan Alao – Executive Director, Sidmach Technologies, Oluseyi Odusanya – Head of Business Education, Sidmach Technologies

“The new product, EDUSTAT, by WAEC is borne out of the desire to provide stakeholders such as researchers, funding agencies, government institutions, schools 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 decision,” said Areghan.

“The core benefit of the EDUSTAT by WAEC platform is access to a comprehensive Interactive web report.

“Also, the platform offers detailed and smart statistical insights into the 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. One of the key features of this platform is its ability to analyze data in real-time.

“This means that educators can get immediate feedback on how their students are performing, enabling them to adjust their teaching strategies as needed,” he said.

Additionally, the platform is designed to be user-friendly and customizable, allowing educators to tailor it to their specific needs and preferences.”


The HNO said the innovation was in line with the council’s vision to be a technology-driven world innovation body. And for this reason, WAEC leverages technology, data, and insights to position itself as a leading light in the sector. 

“WAEC is proud to be at the forefront of this innovation”, he added.

During the demo of how the platform works, the Product Manager of Sidmach Technologies, Akintunde Opawole, said the product was user-friendly, secure, and interactive. 

He also said the platform was developed with features that allow educators, parents, students, policymakers, and other users to tailor the data to their specific needs and preferences.

In his remarks, the Managing Director, of Sidmach Technologies, Chijioke Eke lauded WAEC for leading new thinking in the education sector. 


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