Meet “CredenceOne”, WAEC’s New Device To Tackle Malpractice!

Meet CredenceOne, WAEC’s new device to tackle malpractice.

WAEC has in her quest to curb examination malpractice, introduced an new technology. Adenipekun said that the Council has begun with the November/December 2015 WASSCE, by deployment of this cutting-edge technology in the conduct of its examinations. This newly deployed technology is called “CredenceOne”.


He said: “It is the intersection of mobile communications and biometric technology. It is a mobile biometric identification and verification system, built on the Android Operating System. Using “CredenceOne” is as simple as using a mobile phone. It is used to initiate and complete the biometric verification of candidates’ fingerprints.”

The HNO explained that the device is programmed to compare the scanned fingerprint template with the initial templates captured during registration and display the candidates details to check impersonation.

“The system also takes candidates’ attendance and automatically sends the records online to the remote central server for reporting. With this innovation, we can boldly say that WAEC, Nigeria now has its biometric fingerprint identification and verification system on a mobile device.”

Stanley Ozuzu

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