Airtel Ghana Partners with WAEC For 'Hassle-Free' Payments for Candidates

Picture1Airtel Money, the fastest mobile money transfer and payment service in Ghana, has partnered The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to offer candidates the opportunity to make payment online. These online services include Request for certificate printing, result checker, attestation and verification of results.

Airtel Money’s strategic tie-up with WAEC, the body that conducts the Senior School Certificate Examination in West African countries and Basic Education Certificate Examination in Ghana, will enable Ghanaian candidates, to make payments using Airtel money from their mobile phones anywhere, anytime. The partnership brings on an innovation which gives all candidates the benefit of making secure online payments through their mobile phones with instant feedback which is characteristic of Airtel Money in a more efficient and in hassle-free manner.

What this means is that candidates and other stakeholders are saved time and money they would hitherto have spent in making physical payment at designated payment points.

Under this arrangement, when a candidate visits the WAEC online portal to request for a certificate, examination results, attestation or verification, Airtel Money will be found listed as a payment option. Upon selecting the Airtel Money option the requester will be required to key in his/her mobile money wallet number. The requester instantly receives a pop up message on his phone for payment confirmation to be made with their mobile wallet pin number. In the case of an attestation, an online receipt will be generated as proof of payment or the softcopy of requester’s certificate will be made available for download or printing if they requested for a certificate.

Speaking about the association, Edmund Bawuah, Head of Corporate (M-Commerce) at Airtel Ghana said, “Airtel Ghana has always been at the forefront in launching innovative products and services relevant to the needs of our customers.

Airtel Money is an innovative, safe and secure mobile wallet that enables complete suite of services like money transfer, bill payments, and recharge on the move from the mobile phone. We are delighted to extend Airtel Money offering to WAEC across Ghana. We are confident that this association will go a long way in simplifying the payments process for candidate’s online payment transactions.

The partnership leverages on respective strengths in the telecommunications and e-commerce sector. “Through this, we have been able to break new grounds and be more responsive to market dynamics which, to a very large extent, are reliant on cutting-edge ideas and new technologies,” he said.

Ms. Regina Dzodzomenyo, The Deputy Director Systems WAEC, said: “We are very excited about this partnership with Airtel Money. We are confident that our candidates and other stakeholders will benefit due to the convenience of payment along with efficient simple and secure delivery of services from Airtel Money. We value our candidates and strive to give them an excellent customer care experience.”

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Airtel Money is an innovative, safe and secure mobile wallet which enables complete suite of services like money transfer, bill payments, and recharge on the move from the mobile. It caters to all segments of the society, from the unbanked to the under banked and to the net-savvy and evolved customers. Today, with national  distribution of over (number please) agents and more than 2 million customers, Airtel Money is among largest banking correspondent in the country and is playing a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce.

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