As part of its efforts towards improving access to education, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has donated 1050 branded student chairs and tables to 21 selected public school across the country.
WAEC Nigeria Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun, said that the donation was in accordance with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, which has been one of the hallmarks of the council.
Speaking at a press briefing heralding the launch at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos on Monday, 25th March, Mr Adenipekun said the selected schools were among the WAEC marking centres across Nigeria.
These schools serve as venues for the Coordination of Examiners and Marking of Candidates’ Script for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school and private candidates in Nigeria.
EduCeleb.com reports that the 21 are among the 84 designated centres across the country.
The schools were selected from 10 states of the Federation in the first phase of the project.
They are located in Sokoto, Oyo, Abia, Kwara, Bayelsa, Plateau, Edo, Kogi, Nasarawa and Delta.
Four of the schools are located in Oyo State and three each are in Delta State, Kwara State and Edo State.
Abia and Sokoto each have two centres while the remaining states each have a centre targeted.
Each is to receive 50 pieces of the branded student chairs.
In addition to these branded student chairs and tables going to the 21 schools, five sets of the WAEC branded chairs and tables will also go to the teachers in the selected schools.
Adenipekun said more would be provided in the months ahead.
“By the end of Q2 (second quarter) of 2020, we would have touched all the schools serving as marking venues in Nigeria,” he said.
The WAEC boss also hoped that the non-profit outfit would be able to explore other avenues to support the schools later with the collaboration of corporate organisations