Mobile Student ID System launched in Nigeria to combat identity fraud

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A mobile identity system has been launched in Nigeria by HID Global in partnership with Botosoft to aid the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to combat student identity fraud.

“The implementation of this real-time identification and monitoring system helps bring to life our vision of being a world-class examinations body,” said Mr. Charles Eguridu, WAEC Head of National Office Lagos. “We turned to Botosoft and HID Global to develop an electronic student ID card program that could address the high-volume issuance requirements of WAEC in a very aggressive timeframe as well as our overall need to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the annual exams.”

WAEC partnered with Lagos-based Botosoft and HID Global to develop and deploy a secure card issuance and mobile student ID system, ultimately allowing WAEC to meet and exceed its security needs on budget.

“Our goal is to make the lives of the Nigerian people better,” said Babatope M. Agbeyo, Chairman, Botosoft. “By partnering with HID Global, we have been able to help WAEC achieve its goal to maintain the integrity of the examinations process. In 2014, we helped register and validate more than 2.2 million students at examination centers across Nigeria using 15,000 custom mobile readers.”