Global advocacy group Women in Tech (WIT) is bringing together leading stakeholders in the Nigerian (and international) technology space, in order to explore the opportunities that exist for women in the space.
WIT is an international organization that is currently represented in over 100 countries, with a mission to close the gender gap while helping women gain interest in technology. The group’s objective is to enable five million women to play an important part in tech by 2030, boosting the whole sector.
The Nigerian branch of the non-profit WIT group will host its first virtual conference themed ‘Digitalizing Gender Equality for Brighter Economies’ on Wednesday November 24 2021. The digital conference will signify the official launch of the Nigerian chapter of the global advocacy group.
The conference will include discussions from vital stakeholders and experts in the tech industry which are centered on the actual problems facing the achievement of a tech ecosystem which holds a suitable gender balance. It will also discuss increasing the skill level of women who are currently a part of the tech ecosystem, while delicately offering solutions that will help make the economy better.
The digital conference will be led by the Country Manager, Solape Akinpelu (who is also the Co-founder of HerVest, a fintech platform that focuses on women and is inclusive) and will also launch the WIT Nigeria Makeathon. The Makeathon is the firm’s advancement program that seeks to empower 1,000 women and girls across both rural and urban settlements all over the country.
The programme will take place over a period of four months and will look to increase the skill level of the participants by taking them through degrees of digital skills such as Digital Marketing, Product Design, Software Development, Data Science and Product Management.
Solape Akinplu stated that WIT aims to change the widened gender gap in tech, which now sees only 1 woman out of 5 people working in the tech industry.
The WIT Nigerian launch will be the fourth chapter for the initiative in Africa, after launching in Angola, Zambia and South Africa recently.
The event’s keynote address will be given by the Co-founder of Rising Tide Africa, Mrs Yemi Keri and Professor Olayinka David West, Associate Dean & Professor of Information Systems at Lagos Business Scool, Pan-Atlantic University.
Atlantic Hall Alumni Holds Association First Induction and Hand Over Ceremony
The Atlantic Hall Alumni association held its first-ever induction and handover ceremony on the 6th of November 2021. The Saturday night event was hosted in the Seattle Residences and Spa Victoria Island with plenty of champagne and hors d’oeuvres for all who attended at the Seattle Residences and Spa Victoria Island.
The evening started with the farewell speech of the outgoing president and first-ever head boy of Atlantic Hall Ayomide Smith. He gave accounts of his stewardship, reeling out various projects executed with the support of his excos. This was followed by a speech from Elizabeth Okogun who spoke about the journey of the Alumni association from its inception to the present day.
Part of the highlights of the evening’s activities was the presentation of awards to outstanding Alumni members and members of the outgoing excos in recognition of their dedication towards the growth of the Atlantic Hall Alumni association. Shortly afterwards, the President of the Atlantic Hall Alumni Association Terfa Tilley- Gyado gave his speech where he charged members of the Atlantic Hall alumni to invest in their relationships, both professional and personal which he hopes will turn the association into a place where members can share ideas, discuss opportunities, and create a network to manifest their full potentials.
The Oath taking and induction of new exco members and appointees was conducted by Barrister Isioma Idigbe-Agba. The new inductees took an oath to serve the association and to uphold the charter of the Atlantic Hall Alumni Association and the values of Atlantic Hall through excellence and integrity.
The induction and handover ceremony created a wonderful environment for all the alumni and an opportunity to engage in quality networking in a convivial atmosphere where old school shared fond memories of their days in Atlantic Hall.
The Atlantic Hall Alumni is a constellation of stars wonderfully spread across Nigeria and the world. It is a community of like-minded individuals ready to contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria.
How to Check Your 2021 WAEC Result
Here is a step-by-step process on how candidates that sat for the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination can check their results either via text message or online.
Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of National Office, West African Examination Council (WAEC), who announced the results in Abuja on Monday said candidates that who are not owing the council can now check their results, while those candidates indebted will not have their results uploaded.
His said: “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org. Needless to restate fact that the results of indebted candidates/Schools/States will not be released until they pay up.
“The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number required by candidates to check their results online are contained on the Candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination. Certificates of candidates whose results have been fully processed and released will be ready within the next 90 days, counting from today.” He said.
HOW TO CHECK 2021 WAEC RESULTS THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE
Candidates can now check their results through their smartphones, according to the examination body.
Candidates that sat for the examination are to send an SMS as shown below:
To short-code 32327 (MTN, Celtel & Glo subscribers)
For example: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2021
Candidates are advised to follow the stated format.
The result will be delivered to their mobile phone at N30 cost.
2021 WAEC Results: How To Check Your WAEC Result Online
1. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
2. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2021
3. Select the Type of Examination
4. Enter the e-PIN Voucher Number
5. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your e-PIN
6. Click “Submit” and wait for the results window to come up
WAEC Releases 2021 Results; Withholds 170,146 Results
West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday announced it has released the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination results, of which 81 percent of the students that sat for the exam obtained at least five credit passes including English language and Mathematics.
Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of National Office, WAEC disclosed on Monday.
Breaking down the numbers, Mr. Areghan said a total of 1,573,849 candidates registered for the examination from 19,425 recognised secondary schools in the country. Out of which 1,560,261 candidates sat for the examination.
He said: “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the One Million, Five Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty One (1,560,261) candidates that sat the examination,
“One Million, Three Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy (1,398,370) candidates, representing 89.62%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;
“One Million, Two Hundred and Seventy Four Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four (1,274,784) candidates, representing 81.7%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“Of this number, Six Hundred and Thirty Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Eight (630,138) i.e. 49.43% were male candidates, while Six Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty-Six (644,646) i.e. 50.57% were female candidates.
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 65.24%. Thus, there is an appreciable 16.46% improvement in performance in this regard.
“The results of One Hundred and Seventy Thousand, One Hundred and Forty-Six (170,146) candidates, representing 10.9% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
“Of great worry here is the activities of rogue-website operators and some other social media platforms, who post-examination questions online immediately after the commencement of the paper being administered.
“The increasing use of cell phones in the examination hall, in spite of the existing ban, and organized cheating in some schools, are other big concerns. All the cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.” He said.
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