Accra, Aug. 18, GNA – Airtel Money, Ghana’s
most innovative mobile money service is enabling the purchase of the West
African Examination Council (WAEC) results checker pins on its platform.
A statement issued in Accra by Mr Richard
Ahiagble, the Head of Corporate Communications, copied to the Ghana News
Agency, said the company made this announcement after a partnership agreement
with the WAEC was reached.
This service which, is available only on
Airtel Money, would enable candidates purchase pins via the short code *587*10#
to check the recently released West African Senior Secondary Certificate
Examination results online anywhere across the country.
It said Airtel Ghana’s innovation would ease
up the pressure on WAEC offices across the country and make it possible for
candidates to check their results in the comfort of their homes.
The Results Checker service uses the
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data system (USSD) enabled by the short code
This means the service is available to
everyone on the Airtel Money service, no matter the type of phone being used.
Mr Edmund Bawuah, Head of Corporate
M-Commerce at Airtel Ghana, said “Our strategic tie-up with WAEC brings on an
innovation which, gives all candidates the benefit of making secure purchases
as well as online payments through their Airtel Money wallets.
It said the results checker service ensures
that candidates now spend few minutes to secure a pin on their phones and use
this pin to access their results from the WAEC Portal on the internet.
“This saves them the time and money they
would otherwise have spent in traveling to make physical payments at designated
sales and payment points.”
Airtel Money and WAEC also provides other
online services for which WAEC candidates can pay with Airtel Money such as
Request for certificate, Attestation and Verification of Results.
Airtel Money is Ghana’s innovative, safe and
secure mobile wallet that provides a complete suite of services like money
transfer, bill payments and recharge on the move from a mobile device.