The Waec Expo is one of the most important shows in the IT calendar waec expo . It is the biggest vendor show in the world with sales of more than four billion dollars. This is a free show that is organized by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA).
The main highlight of this three day event is the vendor exhibits, which are arranged around the theme of the show. This means that every major vendor is represented here, in order to give potential buyers the chance to see their wares and experience their services. Vendors like Cisco, EMC, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Salesforce, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Fujitsu, RIM and Cisco are at the event. This is a great way for you to get your foot in the door if you happen to be an IT professional looking for work.
The main focus of this event is for vendors to sell their wares and this means that only highly qualified people will be invited to participate. To qualify, the candidate needs to fulfill a certain qualification criteria set by the west African examination council. In other words, there is a lot of stringent testing involved before you even get to take the test. Only a handful of people get through the test time; therefore only a few people will be allowed to take the annual Waec Expo West Africa.
Before you can be a vendor at this event, you have to pass the practicals. There is a very strict practicals examination and it is not for the faint hearted! Candidates need to be at least 15 years old, unless they are from the childrens’ division. The practicals test covers all areas of IT also involves a written section and a hands-on demo using the products.
Once you have passed the practicals examination you will be able to enter into the main exhibition hall. Here you will find a lot of booths selling different products. If you’re interested in selling something then you will probably want to join the African Expo West African Mathematics Paper Wey Dem Dey booth. This particular stall runs one day only so if you are serious about doing well on the exam you need to sign up early.
The second day of the expo is called the after party. This is where the real work starts as candidates look for their best sellers and grab them to show off to potential customers. After the showroom closes, the exam runs another day. At this stage the vendors sell their products to clients who have already been approved to buy. It’s important to obtain your computer studies early on, as this is required to score highly on the test.
A week before the exam is due to start the delegates can vote to elect new delegates, or to simply continue the expo running until the following year. Usually the new delegates are chosen by weighting votes. So if there are more people who want to take the exam than those who want to run the event, then the vote will be carried out differently. Another way to increase the number of delegates is to increase the competition for places. There are two ways of doing this, either through increasing the number of question papers that need to be given out or by giving away more computers.
Some delegates decide to get involved with community activities during the expo. One of these is the African Write-off Competition, where there are actually questions paper that can be written in a local language. The top ten answers wins a prize. Some events feature a ‘onstage chat’ experience. These allow you to interact with other delegates and talk to their experts about the exam time straight from the expo hall.