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 *587*10#.
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.
Source: GNA/News Ghana