Over 50m candidates’ data on EDUSTAT, says WAEC
The West African Examination Council, Nigeria, has said its newly unveiled Educational Statistics platform has the database of over 50 million candidates who have been tested over the years.
Speaking on Wednesday at the unveiling of the EDUSTAT, Head of Nigeria Office, Mr Patrick Areghan, 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.
Areghan emphasised that “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.
“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 added that institutions such as universities and colleges could also benefit from the platform by accessing data on enrollment and academic performance of their students, saying the information could be used to identify areas where additional resources are needed to support students and improve overall performance.
He said, “Similarly, the platform provides researchers with a comprehensive and intuitive way to track and analyse educational statistics.
“It is designed to be accessible to educators at all levels, from classroom teachers to school administrators and policymakers. With this platform, you can easily track student progress, identify areas of weakness, and make data-driven decisions to improve outcomes for all students.”