The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, said yesterday that the launch of EDUSTAT, an educational statistics platform, has removed the bottleneck and delay associated with access to information regarding the services of the body, noting that the platform currently has the database of over 50 million candidates tested over the years.
Head of Nigeria Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, who disclosed this at the unveiling of the new platform in Lagos, explained that for schools, the platform would offer student-level data on academic performance, attendance, and demographic information.
Areghan added that the innovation was done 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.
“The new product, EDUSTAT, by WAEC 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 decision.
“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.
“Additionally, the platform is designed to be user-friendly and customizable, allowing educators to tailor it to their specific needs and preferences.”
He said institutions, such as universities and colleges, could also benefit from the platform by accessing data on enrollment and academic performance of their students, adding that the information could be used to identify areas where additional resources were needed to support students and improve overall performance.