West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) will soon review the salaries of its workers as part of measures to motivate them towards optimal productivity, Mr Olutise Adenipekun, Head of its office in Nigeria, has said.
Adenikpekun, who spoke on Tuesday in Lokoja, at a ceremony to mark the outfit’s 67th anniversary, said that management had set up a committee to review staff salary.
“The report of the committee is being considered; we want better packages for our staff in spite of the council’s dwindling resources.”
He said that the council’s achievements over the years would have been impossible without the cooperation and dedication of staff and other stakeholders.
“Management believes that it is important to sustain an effective and efficient workforce through regular staff training and re-training.
“This will be vigorously pursued during this fiscal year,” Adenipekun said.
He urged WAEC staff to be prudent in resources management, stressing that there was the need to adopt strict fiscal discipline to avoid wastage.
“We should embrace transparency and accountability in all our dealings. We must remember that the council has zero tolerance for corruption,” he said
In her remarks, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, the Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, said that there was a cordial and transparent working relationship between WAEC and the state government.
She reiterated the commitment of Gov. Yahaya Bello to reducing examination malpractice to its barest minimum in the state.
“In 2017, the state government de-recognized 47 secondary schools while 108 others were warned. In 2018, it de-recognized 13 schools and 56 were warned,” she said.
She ascribed the improvement recorded in the 2018 WAEC examinations to the state government’s strict adherence to examination rules and regulations and restated the government’s commitment to restoring standard in its schools. (NAN)