The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has announced the award of contract for the reconstruction of Ugbor- Amagba Road in Benin City, which will bring to an end the frustration experienced by users of the road.
Obaseki who made this known during a courtesy visit by the Registrar, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Dr. Uyi Uwadiae, in Government House, Benin City, assured that the reconstruction work would last 12 months.
The governor explained that the request for the reconstruction of the Ugbor-Amagba Road received the blessing of the Edo State Executive Committee, in line with his administration’s commitment to invest in infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of Edo people and residents in the state.
Earlier, the WAEC Registrar, expressed his excitement about the governor’s decision to reconstruct the Ugbor-Amaga Road, which also links the South-South Computer-based Centre of the examination body.
Uwadiae explained that following the federal government’s approval to partner with WAEC in setting up Computer-based Test Centres in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country, the South-South Centre was sited in Ugbor area of Benin City, and would take six hundred candidates.
He noted that the road, when constructed will make access to the examination facility easier for candidates.
Uwadiae maintained that the decision to bring cutting-edge technology to the doorsteps of stakeholders in the education sector was informed by current global trends such as e-testing and e-marking.
Obaseki further assured of his administration’s readiness to extend other forms of support to WAEC in order to raise the standard of education in the state.
He shared with his guests, the progress so far recorded by the state with the deployment of technology in teaching, a component of the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo-BEST) programme.
He charged the WAEC registrar and other members of his team to address the issue of examination malpractice among students.
Source: Edo State news
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