WAEC boosts its in-house print finishing

Sam Nii Nmai Ollennu and Jules Dietz, sales manager at Muller Martini shake hands at the company’s Print Finishing Center in the Swiss city of ZofingenThe West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which specialises in the printing of examination papers, has invested in the Primera, its first Muller Martini saddle stitcher, at its printing plant in Ghana, Accra.

WAEC exclusively prints examination papers in Accra for schools in Ghana and Liberia. This amounts to more than 10 million copies a year.

It has plans to extend its activities in that segment to Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, which are member countries of the WAEC.

After installing a range of Heidelberg printing presses, WAEC has now also boosted its in-house print finishing.

Sam Nii Nmai Ollennu, the head of WAEC’s national office said there were two key reasons for investing in the Primera as the first Muller Martini solution at the council.

‘First, we wanted a machine that was both robust and easy to operate. Second, since we work in the field of security printing, we need a reliable system with optimal quality checks. It’s imperative that all the examination papers we supply to schools are always complete and stitched according to the right sequence of signatures,’ he added.

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