President Buhari celebrates WAEC at 70 with assurance of Nigeria’s commitment to achieving the body’s mandate
- Buhari reiterated that he was a founding member of the foremost examining board
EKO HOT BLOG reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in celebration of its 70th anniversary.
In a statement issued by the President’s Spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Sunday, Buhari gave assurance of Nigeria’s commitment to continue engaging with the examination body in achieving its mandate.
Buhari reiterated that he was a founding member of the foremost examining board, affirming that Nigeria values the shared commitment with other members of WAEC and would continue to engage with partners.
Ahead of the 70th annual council meeting, which will be held in Abuja from March 14 to 18, Buhari urged the council to remember the core values of excellence, integrity, professionalism, accountability and transparency
The statement read, “As a proud founding member of the foremost examining board for the people of West Africa, President Buhari affirms that Nigeria values the shared commitment with other Members of the Council and would continue to engage with other partners to achieve the Council’s mandate of maintaining quality educational standards that prepare the next generation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
“The President notes with delight that for the last 70 years, the West African examination body has brought the English-speaking West Africans together to encourage academic and moral excellence through a qualitative and reliable educational assessment.
“As delegates to the 70th council meeting deliberate, reflect and celebrate the gains of the decades, the Nigerian leader urges them to remember the core values of excellence, integrity, professionalism, accountability, and transparency, at the heart of WAEC, and stand firmly by them.
“The President believes that just as member-nations have survived a difficult year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and in some countries, previous years of internal conflict, this cherished education institution would continue to thrive as a world-class examination body.”
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